Dodgers rally to beat Cubs 5-3 for 7th straight home win

LOS ANGELES (AP) Rich Hill attacked with pinpoint location and his reliable curveball. Where the 39-year-old pitcher surprised was at the plate.

Hill singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-3 Friday night for their seventh straight home win.

Since giving up five runs to Pittsburgh in his delayed season debut April 28, Hill hasn't allowed more than three runs in a start. In three June starts, he's given up five earned runs over 19 innings.

Hill (4-1) allowed three runs and seven hits. The left-hander struck out seven and walked none in earning his first win against the team that drafted him out of Michigan in 2002.

''That curveball just kind of comes and hits the brakes and takes a turn on you,'' Cubs slugger Anthony Rizzo said. ''You're ready for the fastball, you see the curveball and you can't get right on it. It just runs away from you.''

Hill struck out 11 consecutive batters during one stretch.

''The curveball definitely got better as the outing went on,'' he said. ''That was the X-factor.''

The NL West-leading Dodgers rebounded from an early deficit for the second straight game, getting two-out homers from Matt Beaty - a two-run shot that was the first of his career - and Justin Turner that tied it up. The Dodgers improved to a league-best 27-7 at home.

''They're good and right now they're really good,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said. ''They're posing a lot of problems because they put together good at-bats.''

Kenley Jansen worked the ninth for his 20th save. Jason Heyward was safe at second after the ball went through the legs of Beaty at first for an error. He took third on Jansen's balk before Victor Caratini struck out to end the game.

With two outs and the game tied, Hill singled into shallow left field to score Beaty, who had doubled, and gave the Dodgers a 4-3 lead. That ended a streak of the Dodgers scoring 13 straight runs on homers.

''I'll take any hits I can get,'' said Hill, who had an .083 batting average.

Dave Roberts' assessment of Hill's hitting? ''He's a good trier at the plate,'' the manager said.

The Dodgers added a run in the fifth when Max Muncy grounded into a fielder's choice to first off Kyle Ryan and Alex Verdugo scored to make it 5-3.

Beaty homered in the second and Turner added a solo shot for his 100th career homer in the third that tied it 3-all.

''Hitting is contagious when guys are swinging it well,'' Beaty said.

Two of the Dodgers' four home runs in Thursday's 7-3 win came from Cody Bellinger, but he was limited to one hit with two walks Friday.

The Cubs led 2-0 in the first on Anthony Rizzo's team-leading 18th homer down the right field line. Bellinger leaped for it and the ball hit a fan in the chest and bounced back on the field. It was initially ruled a double, but was changed to a homer after a review.

Kris Bryant's 15th homer gave Chicago its last lead at 3-2 in the third.

Kyle Hendricks (7-5) gave up five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings - his shortest outing since lasting four innings at Milwaukee in his second start of the season. The right-hander struck out one and walked two in losing for the first time since April 26 at Arizona.

''My fastball wasn't quite working, didn't have it down in the zone enough,'' Hendricks said. ''I was missing up when I was trying to go up too many times. Everything works off my fastball for me.''

The Cubs fell to 7-6 against left-handed starters and have dropped nine of 11 road games. They remained a game back of first-place Milwaukee in the NL Central after the Brewers lost at San Francisco.

''Coming out hot, then we're letting them back in and they're just holding on,'' Maddon said.

The Dodgers loaded the bases on three consecutive walks by Mike Montgomery in the seventh. Albert Almora Jr. robbed Chris Taylor of a grand slam with a sensational catch against the center field wall that caused him to fall on his back.

GO FISHING

Muncy had some fun with his comment to Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner after the second baseman homered into San Francisco Bay last week.

Muncy wore a T-shirt reading ''Go get it out of the ocean'' during batting practice Friday. That was his response when Bumgarner told him ''Don't watch the ball, run.''

Teammate Enrique Hernandez donned a similar shirt.

SLICK FIELDING

Verdugo recorded three consecutive outs in the Cubs' half of the sixth. The center fielder charged a liner by Javier Baez and made a diving catch for the first out. Willson Contreras and Almora Jr. followed with fly balls that Verdugo caught, providing Hill with a quick inning.

UP NEXT

Cubs: RHP Yu Darvish (2-3, 4.98 ERA) pitches at Dodger Stadium for the first time since a disastrous outing in a Game 7 loss in the 2017 World Series when he was with Los Angeles.

Dodgers: RHP Walker Buehler (7-1, 3.35) has a 10.80 ERA and an 0-1 record in two career games against the Cubs.

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  • W: R. Hill (4-1)L: K. Hendricks (7-5)S: K. Jansen (20)
  • HR: CHC - A. Rizzo (18), K. Bryant (15), LAD - J. Turner (7), M. Beaty (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF40000022.233.330.476.805-1.0
K. Bryant 3B42311000.278.397.552.9489.0
A. Rizzo 1B41121001.280.391.556.9477.0
J. Baez SS40000011.292.330.558.888-0.5
W. Contreras C40200001.283.385.530.9153.0
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Almora CF30000022.241.285.400.685-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF10000010.217.299.310.609-0.5
J. Heyward RF-CF40100000.257.355.428.7831.0
K. Hendricks P10000010.200.259.240.499-0.5
K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
B. Brach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Bote PH-2B20100011.278.354.489.8421.5
A. Russell 2B30000012.235.304.395.699-0.5
M. Montgomery P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
V. Caratini C10000011.346.452.538.990-0.5
  • a-doubled for Brach in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF30000011.238.341.577.918-0.5
a- E. Hernandez PH-LF20000011.210.279.384.662-0.5
A. Verdugo CF41100000.302.358.460.8192.0
J. Turner 3B31111101.314.399.455.8547.0
C. Bellinger RF20100200.360.453.7021.1563.0
M. Muncy 2B31110102.278.374.543.9185.0
C. Taylor SS40000015.215.281.381.663-0.5
M. Beaty 1B42221010.304.304.413.7179.5
R. Martin C30000121.271.379.376.7550.0
R. Hill P30110001.133.188.133.3212.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Garlick PH00000100.111.200.222.4221.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-walked for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Contreras (10), D. Bote (13)
  • HR - K. Bryant (15), A. Rizzo (18)
  • SH - K. Hendricks (4)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (38), A. Rizzo 2 (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), W. Contreras, A. Almora 2 (2), V. Caratini
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (11), M. Beaty (2)
  • HR - J. Turner (7), M. Beaty
  • RBI - J. Turner (28), M. Muncy (43), M. Beaty 2 (9), R. Hill
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (13), M. Beaty 2 (3), R. Hill
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, E. Hernandez, M. Muncy, C. Taylor 4 (4), R. Hill
FIELDING
  • E - M. Beaty (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 7-5)4.16552123.361.14-5.5
K. Ryan1.01000104.181.352.5
B. Brach0.20000106.331.890.5
M. Montgomery1.20003204.671.791.0
P. Strop0.10001104.731.05-0.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 7-5)4.1
K. Ryan1.0
B. Brach0.2
M. Montgomery1.2
P. Strop0.1
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 4-1)7.07330722.601.1324.5
P. Baez (H, 14)1.01000002.970.922.0
K. Jansen (S, 20)1.00000302.930.8311.5
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 4-1)7.0
P. Baez (H, 14)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 20)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 84-47, K. Ryan 19-13, B. Brach 9-6, M. Montgomery 40-17, P. Strop 13-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 4-8, K. Ryan 2-0, B. Brach 1-0, M. Montgomery 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, K. Ryan 4, B. Brach 2, M. Montgomery 8, P. Strop 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 99-73, P. Baez 16-11, K. Jansen 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 9-5, P. Baez 1-2, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 28, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 4
  • Balks - K. Jansen (2)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Schwarber LF40000022.233.330.476.805-1.0
K. Bryant 3B42311000.278.397.552.9489.0
A. Rizzo 1B41121001.280.391.556.9477.0
J. Baez SS40000011.292.330.558.888-0.5
W. Contreras C40200001.283.385.530.9153.0
P. Strop P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
A. Almora CF30000022.241.285.400.685-1.0
C. Gonzalez RF10000010.217.299.310.609-0.5
J. Heyward RF-CF40100000.257.355.428.7831.0
K. Hendricks P10000010.200.259.240.499-0.5
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B. Brach P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- D. Bote PH-2B20100011.278.354.489.8421.5
A. Russell 2B30000012.235.304.395.699-0.5
M. Montgomery P0000-000.333.333.333.000-
V. Caratini C10000011.346.452.538.990-0.5
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  • a-doubled for Brach in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF30000011.238.341.577.918-0.5
a- E. Hernandez PH-LF20000011.210.279.384.662-0.5
A. Verdugo CF41100000.302.358.460.8192.0
J. Turner 3B31111101.314.399.455.8547.0
C. Bellinger RF20100200.360.453.7021.1563.0
M. Muncy 2B31110102.278.374.543.9185.0
C. Taylor SS40000015.215.281.381.663-0.5
M. Beaty 1B42221010.304.304.413.7179.5
R. Martin C30000121.271.379.376.7550.0
R. Hill P30110001.133.188.133.3212.0
P. Baez P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Garlick PH00000100.111.200.222.4221.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-walked for Baez in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - W. Contreras (10), D. Bote (13)
  • HR - K. Bryant (15), A. Rizzo (18)
  • SH - K. Hendricks (4)
  • RBI - K. Bryant (38), A. Rizzo 2 (49)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - K. Schwarber 2 (2), W. Contreras, A. Almora 2 (2), V. Caratini
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Muncy (11), M. Beaty (2)
  • HR - J. Turner (7), M. Beaty
  • RBI - J. Turner (28), M. Muncy (43), M. Beaty 2 (9), R. Hill
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner (13), M. Beaty 2 (3), R. Hill
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson, E. Hernandez, M. Muncy, C. Taylor 4 (4), R. Hill
FIELDING
  • E - M. Beaty (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Hendricks (L, 7-5)4.16552123.361.14-5.5
K. Ryan1.01000104.181.352.5
B. Brach0.20000106.331.890.5
M. Montgomery1.20003204.671.791.0
P. Strop0.10001104.731.05-0.5
Total8.0755662---
PITCHERSIP
K. Hendricks (L, 7-5)4.1
K. Ryan1.0
B. Brach0.2
M. Montgomery1.2
P. Strop0.1
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
R. Hill (W, 4-1)7.07330722.601.1324.5
P. Baez (H, 14)1.01000002.970.922.0
K. Jansen (S, 20)1.00000302.930.8311.5
Total9.08330102---
PITCHERSIP
R. Hill (W, 4-1)7.0
P. Baez (H, 14)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 20)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Hendricks 84-47, K. Ryan 19-13, B. Brach 9-6, M. Montgomery 40-17, P. Strop 13-6
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Hendricks 4-8, K. Ryan 2-0, B. Brach 1-0, M. Montgomery 2-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Hendricks 21, K. Ryan 4, B. Brach 2, M. Montgomery 8, P. Strop 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - R. Hill 99-73, P. Baez 16-11, K. Jansen 18-13
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - R. Hill 9-5, P. Baez 1-2, K. Jansen 1-0
  • Batters Faced - R. Hill 28, P. Baez 4, K. Jansen 4
  • Balks - K. Jansen (2)
  • 5TH INNING
    Muncy reached on fielder's choice to first, Verdugo scored, Bellinger out at second35
  • 4TH INNING
    Hill singled to shallow left, Beaty scored34
  • 3RD INNING
    Turner homered to center33
    Bryant homered to center32
  • 2ND INNING
    Beaty homered to right, Muncy scored22
  • 1ST INNING
    Rizzo homered to right, Bryant scored20
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gonzalez struck out swinging
    • J. Heyward: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Heyward safe at first on 1st baseman Beaty fielding error, Heyward to second
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bote struck out swinging
    • V. Caratini: Heyward to third on balk, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Caratini struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Pedro Baez relieved Rich Hill
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Bryant singled to right
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Rizzo flied out to deep left
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Baez flied out to left
    • W. Contreras: Contreras grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Enrique Hernandez in left field
    • Carlos Gonzalez in right field
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Beaty struck out swinging
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • Pedro Strop pitching
    • Victor Caratini catching
    • Kyle Garlick hit for Pedro Baez
    • K. Garlick: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garlick walked
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Hernandez struck out swinging
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward grounded out to second
    • David Bote hit for Brad Brach
    • D. Bote: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Bote doubled to deep right
    • A. Russell: Russell grounded out to third
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Schwarber grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Montgomery pitching
    • Enrique Hernandez hit for Joc Pederson
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to third
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Verdugo grounded out to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Turner walked
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked, Turner to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Turner to third, Bellinger to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor lined out to center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Foul, Baez lined out to center
    • W. Contreras: Contreras flied out to center
    • A. Almora: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Almora flied out to center
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Ryan Pitching:
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Beaty grounded out to pitcher
    • Brad Brach relieved Kyle Ryan
    • R. Martin: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • R. Hill: Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Hill grounded out to pitcher
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Foul, Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Ball, Verdugo singled to deep right
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Turner lined out to right
    • Kyle Ryan relieved Kyle Hendricks
    • C. Bellinger: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Bellinger singled to right, Verdugo to third
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Foul, Muncy reached on fielder's choice to first, Verdugo scored, Bellinger out at second
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Heyward lined out to center
    • K. Hendricks: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Hendricks struck out looking
    • A. Russell: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Russell grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Taylor popped out to shortstop
    • M. Beaty: Ball, Strike looking, Beaty doubled to left center
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Martin flied out to right
    • R. Hill: Strike looking, Hill singled to shallow left, Beaty scored
    • J. Pederson: Strike swinging, Ball, Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant homered to center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Baez flied out to deep right
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Contreras doubled to left center
    • A. Almora: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Almora struck out looking
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Pederson struck out looking
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo grounded out to first
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Turner homered to center
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Bellinger walked
    • M. Muncy: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Muncy popped out to second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • J. Heyward: Heyward reached on an infield single to first
    • K. Hendricks: Hendricks hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Heyward to second
    • A. Russell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Russell struck out looking
    • K. Schwarber: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Schwarber struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Muncy doubled to deep right center
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Foul, Taylor flied out to deep left
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beaty homered to right, Muncy scored
    • R. Martin: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Martin walked
    • R. Hill: Foul, Foul, Ball, Hill grounded out to second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • R. Hill Pitching:
    • K. Schwarber: Foul, Schwarber grounded out to shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Strike looking, Bryant singled to left center
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Rizzo homered to right, Bryant scored
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Foul, Contreras singled to center
    • A. Almora: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Almora struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • K. Hendricks Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Pederson fouled out to first
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Verdugo popped out to third
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Turner lined out to center
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)