Travis Wood

Quick turnaround saps Dodgers' bats in 2-0 loss to Cubs

Quick turnaround saps Dodgers' bats in 2-0 loss to Cubs

On a sun-kissed, windswept afternoon at Wrigley Field, the brightest moment for the Dodgers occurred with two outs in the first inning of a 2-0 defeat, when a blooper off the bat of Justin Turner found a patch of outfield grass. From there, there was only darkness for the team, even in this pleasant environment.

The lineup would not record another hit all day. The final 25 Dodgers batters made outs. The team could not capitalize when Cubs starter Jason Hammel departed after two innings due to cramps.

“When you get into their ’pen early, we felt pretty good about it,” Manager Dave Roberts said, but he soon learned the optimism would not last. Unable to...

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