The Los Angeles Dodgers had their liveliest crowds of the season on this last homestand but they seem to save their best baseball for when most of the people in the building are against them. The Dodgers flew through the night to the Midwest and then played one of their most explosive games in a week in a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on Thursday. It was the Dodgers' 11th straight win on the road a new Los Angeles record. The last Dodgers team to run off that many in hostile ground was the 1955 team. The Dodgers who had scored four runs in their previous three games had 12 hits and came back from a couple of early deficits. The Dodgers got to their Chicago hotel at 7:30 a.m. and had to be at the field by 3:30 p.m. All four of Chicago's runs came on solo home runs. Ricky Nolasco -- the only Dodger operating on a good night's sleep after he flew in early -- gave up three of them in his five innings of work including two to Chicago's version of Puig left fielder Junior Lake. Lake a 23-year-old Dominican is batting .323 with four home runs in 15 games. Anthony Rizzo also went deep twice.
Yasiel Puig leads the Dodgers past Cubs 6-4
L.A. Daily News | Aug 2