Dodgers shut out Cubs 1-0
LOS ANGELES — Brock Stewart and four relievers combined on a four-hitter and Andrew Toles scored on a fielder’s choice in the eighth inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Sunday.
Stewart struck out eight over five innings of two-hit ball, and then Jesse Chavez, Grant Dayton, Joe Blanton and Kenley Jansen closed up shop. Blanton (5-2) got the win and Jansen got three outs for his 39th save.
With one out in the eight, pinch-hitter Toles was hit by a pitch, and then Trevor Cahill (3-4) threw away Howie Kendrick’s short roller, allowing Toles to reach third.
After an intentional walk and a strikeout, Adrian Gonzalez hit a soft grounder toward third, and Javier Baez double-clutched before throwing too late for a force play at second base, allowing Toles to score.
Lester struck out six and pitched three-hit ball over six innings. Los Angeles also had just four hits.