LOS ANGELES — Max Muncy and Cody Bellinger every hit a solo house run, Joc Pederson added a two-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 7-5 on Wednesday evening.
The Dodgers improved to 17-6 in June and have slugged a significant league-leading 51 homers this month. That’s the second-most throughout any month in franchise historical past, and with three days remaining they’ve an opportunity to overhaul final yr’s group that set the report with 53.
After not homering in a 9-Four loss to the Cubs on Tuesday that snapped their four-game successful streak, the Dodgers bought going early regardless of not having Matt Kemp in the lineup. The outfielder who’s hitting .311 served a one-game suspension after shedding his attraction with Major League Baseball involving a scuffle with Texas catcher Robinson Chirinos on June 13.
Muncy homered over the center-field wall in the primary for his ninth lengthy ball this month and 16th of the season. Later in the inning, Yasmani Grandal’s two-run double with two outs gave the Dodgers the lead for good, 3-2.
Pederson adopted in the second together with his 10th homer of the month to make it 5-2. Enrique Hernandez prolonged the lead with an RBI single.
Alex Wood (Four-5) allowed three runs and 7 hits in seven innings to earn his third straight win. The left-hander struck out six and walked none, retiring the ultimate seven batters he confronted.
Kenley Jansen earned a four-out save, his 21st of the season.
Chicago made it shut after Wood exited. He was changed in the eighth by Scott Alexander, who walked Jason Heyward and gave up a single to Javier Baez earlier than Willson Contreras hit a two-run double to drag the Cubs to 6-5.
Ben Zobrist grounded again to Alexander, placing the potential tying run on third, however Jansen got here in and struck out Addison Russell to finish the inning.
Bellinger homered main off the underside of the eighth towards Randy Rosario, tying Muncy for the group lead with 16 homers and making it 7-5.
Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks (5-Eight) gave up six runs and eight hits in 2 2/3 innings, failing to go not less than 5 innings for the primary time in 16 begins this season. The group has misplaced 5 of his final six begins.
Chicago took the lead in the primary on a two-run homer by Contreras.
In the fifth, Heyward reached on an infield single that Wood raced to select up alongside the primary bottom line. He flipped to Bellinger, and first base umpire Alan Porter signaled that Heyward was out. But the ball got here free and second baseman Logan Forsythe, backing up the play, fired to the plate. Ian Happ, who singled main off, was referred to as protected to go away the Cubs trailing 6-3.
Cubs: Chicago nearer Brandon Morrow (decrease again tightness) was activated off the DL. He had been sidelined since June 20 after experiencing again spasms whereas taking his pants off. … RHP Tyler Chatwood will likely be obtainable quickly. Chatwood has been on paternity go away after his spouse gave start final Sunday.
Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (proper rib microfracture) will throw three innings in a rehab begin at Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday. If it goes effectively, he may have a bullpen session this weekend and will probably return to the rotation subsequent week. … INF-OF Chris Taylor (left hamstring) wasn’t in the lineup for the sixth straight day however pinch hit in the seventh and can begin on Thursday.
Cubs LHP Jose Quintana (6-6, Four.26 ERA) begins the collection finale towards LHP Clayton Kershaw (1-Four, 2.94). Quintana is healthier on the street (3.22 ERA) than at house (6.00). Making his second begin since coming off the disabled record, Kershaw is 5-3 in 9 profession begins towards Chicago with a 2.64 ERA.
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