The Chicago Cubs downed the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-3. The hitting star was right fielder Ian Happ, whoh was 2 for 5 with two home runs while adding four RBI and scoring twice for the Cubs. Casey Sadler — old friend — is now 2-0 after recording the win. He allowed no runs on 1 hit, while striking out 0 and walking 1. Chicago now has a record of 20-17 with the win.
Chicago grabbed the momentum in the top of the fifth, when Happ, who is tied for 9th in the NL with a .551 slugging percentage, hit a 2-run home run. His 9th home run of the season put the Cubs out in front 4-2.
“If we play like this, we can win a lot of games,” Happ told the Chicago Bulletin.
They call him Insightful Ian, you know.
Walker Buehler didn’t have a great outing, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings. He walked just one and struck out seven, but allowed two fateful home runs to the suddenly hot Happ. The bullpen wrapped things up nicely enough, but the offense couldn’t muster more than three off the Cubs — in a game in which the Dodgers knocked out Yu Darvish after just 3 2/3 innings.