Los Angeles Dodgers 6 – 0 Chicago Cubs
The Cubs bats have disappeared in games two and three, thanks in large part to dominant pitching performances from the Dodgers. Rich Hill threw six scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and two walks, while the bullpen combined for three innings of shutout ball. Kenley Jansen continued to befuddle the Cubs lineup, needing just 21 pitches to record four outs and get the save.
An RBI single from rookie SS Corey Seager in the third was all the scoring the Dodgers would need on Tuesday. But they tacked on two more in the fourth with a homer by Yasmani Grandal, one in the sixth thanks to a Justin Turner homer, and two more in the eighth – highlighted by a Joc Pederson RBI double.
Over the last two games, the Dodgers pitching staff has allowed just six hits and no runs, marking the first time in their storied playoff history that they have pitched back to back shutouts in the post-season.
The series resumes on Wednesday as Julio Urias faces John Lackey