The Chicago Cubs picked up another win at Dodger Stadium, taking down the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-1. Starting pitcher Jharel Cotton was a big reason why, throwing 6 innings of 1-hit ball while fanning 5.
Chicago raised its record to 19-17 with the win and Cotton finally made the Dodgers pay for the Rich Hill trade five years ago.
Kris Bryant had a critical at-bat with one out in the top of the sixth for Chicago. He came through with a 2-run home run to put Chicago in front, 3-0.
“Getting ahead of the hitters was the key,” Cotton said.
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The Dodgers offense was almost silent on the night, mustering just three hits against four Cubs pitchers. A Corey Seager double and RBI single by Will Smith in the 7th accounted for the lone Dodger run.
On the hill, Julio Urias turned in a solid start: 7 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 6 K, 95 pitches, 60 strikes. But it didn’t matter much because of the lack of offense.