Recap: Dodgers Squander Opportunities, Lose On Walk-Off In 10th

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The lights were back on at Wrigley Field on Tuesday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Chicago Cubs in the second of a four-game series. Zack Greinke, who hasn’t gotten much run support this season, made his 15th start of the season. The right-hander was looking to get a win for the first time in his last nine starts, despite a 1.99 ERA in that time span. He was opposed by Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel.

Yasiel Puig, who has led off the last handful of games for the Dodgers, struck out to begin the game. Hammel then struck out Joc Pederson and got Howie Kendrick to groundout to end the inning. Greinke got himself into a little bit of trouble in the bottom of the first. He gave up a one-out single to Anthony Rizzo and then walked Kris Bryant. Greinke was able to get out of it though, as he got two fly outs to end the inning.

Neither offense could muster anything in the second, as both pitchers retired the side in order. Though Greinke and the Dodgers needed a little help from replay review. Hammel popped a ball up into foul territory off first base that Adrian Gonzalez clearly had a beat on. As he went to make the catch, a fan holding a baby reached into the field of play to make a bare-handed catch.

The initial ruling was a foul ball until Dodgers manager Don Mattingly challenged the play.
Alberto Callaspo led of the top of the third with a double down the left field line. The Dodgers reverted to their recent ways as they were unable to advance him.

Chris Coghlan hit a double to right-center with one out in the bottom of the third, but the Cubs were also not able to capitalize as a fly out and strikeout ended the inning without any runs being scored.

Hammel had another quick inning in the top of the fourth. Miguel Montero hit a leadoff single in the bottom half of the inning that was followed by three consecutive outs.

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