Comeback Falls Short as Cubs Drop Second Straight in LA

Dodgers 9, Cubs 7

Los Angeles — Russell Martin hit a three-run blast off Ted Lilly (3-8) in the 2nd and the Dodger bats never looked back. The Dodgers tagged Lilly for 7 runs in just 3 2/3 innings, his shortest start of the season. Casey Blake and Andre Ethier also drove ina pair of runs in support of Chad Billingsley (7-4) who earned the win going 7 plus innings allowing 4 runs with 9 strikeouts.

The Cubs made a valiant comeback upon Billingsley’s exit scoring two in the eighth and ninth before Jonathan Broxton finally shut them down. Cubs All-Star representative Marlon Byrd once again did everything for the Cubs stroking 4 hits and driving in 3 in the Cubs loss. Byrd also made a spectacular catch to rob Xavier Paul in the 5th.

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
CHC 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 7 11 1
LOS « 0 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 X 9 11 1
Chi Cubs
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
K. Fukudome rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .258
R. Theriot 2b-ss 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .277
D. Lee 1b 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 .230
A. Ramirez 3b 4 2 3 1 0 1 1 0 0 .204
M. Byrd cf 5 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 .319
T. Colvin lf 3 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 .270
M. Fontenot ss 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 .294
J. Baker ph-2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .235
K. Hill c 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 .213
T. Lilly p 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .000
M. Atkins p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
X. Nady ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231
B. Howry p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
A. Soriano ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .275
J. Berg p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 37 7 11 6 0 4 13 0 15
Batting
2B – A Ramirez (9, C Billingsley); T Colvin (10, G Sherrill).
3B – A Ramirez (1, J Broxton).
SF – K Hill.
RBI – A Ramirez (31), M Byrd 3 (40), M Fontenot (18), K Hill (8).
2-out RBI – A Ramirez, M Byrd 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – T Colvin 2, M Fontenot 2, T Lilly 2.
GIDP – D Lee.
Team LOB – 8.
Fielding
E – T Lilly (2, throw).
LA Dodgers
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Furcal ss 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .336
J. Carroll 2b 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .290
A. Ethier rf 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322
M. Kemp cf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 4 .264
J. Loney 1b 3 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 .310
C. Blake 3b 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 .256
R. Martin c 4 1 1 3 1 0 1 0 2 .247
X. Paul lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .244
C. Billingsley p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .161
G. Sherrill p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Miller p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
J. Broxton p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 33 9 11 9 1 3 3 1 13
Batting
2B – R Furcal (15, T Lilly); M Kemp (17, T Lilly); J Loney (25, B Howry); C Blake (17, M Atkins).
HR – R Martin (5, 2nd inning off T Lilly 2 on, 1 Out).
S – J Carroll, C Billingsley.
SF – C Blake.
RBI – A Ethier 2 (52), M Kemp (50), J Loney (59), C Blake 2 (36), R Martin 3 (22).
2-out RBI – A Ethier, J Loney.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Kemp 1, C Blake 2, R Martin 1, C Billingsley 1.
Team LOB – 6.
Base Running
SB – M Kemp (15, 3rd base off T Lilly/K Hill).
Fielding
E – A Ethier (1, field).
DP – 1 (R Furcal-J Loney).
Chi Cubs
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
T. Lilly (L, 3-8) 3.2 7 7 5 2 1 1 1.15 4.08
M. Atkins 1.1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1.50 6.75
B. Howry 2.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 1.47 6.14
J. Berg 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.44 5.40
LA Dodgers
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
C. Billingsley (W, 7-4) 7.0 7 4 4 4 9 0 1.39 4.14
G. Sherrill 0.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2.24 7.32
J. Miller 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 1.29 4.57
J. Broxton 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 1.07 2.11
WP – C Billingsley, J Miller.
Pitches-strikes – T Lilly 73-45; M Atkins 24-12; B Howry 30-21; J Berg 8-5; C Billingsley 121-73; G Sherrill 1-1; J Miller 23-12; J Broxton 17-12.
Ground balls-fly balls – T Lilly 2-9; M Atkins 0-3; B Howry 6-1; J Berg 3-0; C Billingsley 10-3; G Sherrill 0-0; J Miller 1-0; J Broxton 2-0.
Batters faced – T Lilly 21; M Atkins 6; B Howry 9; J Berg 3; C Billingsley 32; G Sherrill 1; J Miller 4; J Broxton 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP–Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B–Mike Winters. 2B–Jerry Layne. 3B–Brian Runge.

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Keegan Rush

Keegan Rush

Been following Chicago sports for many years. I have ties to Rockford, Illinois however have since been displaced in North Carolina far from Illinois. I am still an avid fan despite the geographical complications in following my teams. I am known as the internet’s #1 Rex Grossman connoisseur

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