Dodgers edge Cubs 3-2 with late-game heroics

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kenley Jansen sent a late-night text to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts after his blown save against the Cubs.

''I wanted the ball after what happened last night,'' the closer said. ''I really wanted to face them again.''

Jansen got his wish, and quickly found himself in trouble again.

But he escaped again, earning his 21st save the hard way, and Los Angeles rallied to beat Chicago 3-2 Sunday night.

Russell Martin singled in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and Alex Verdugo made a game-saving catch for the final out to help the NL West-leading Dodgers take three of four.

''Got to give them credit, I mean, they worked their way out of a jam there,'' Chicago's Kris Bryant said. ''Great play at the end of the game. I thought it was going to get down but it's a good team over there.''

Martin struck out in his first three at-bats before poking a two-strike single to left off Steve Cishek (1-4).

''It was getting tough to see with the shadows and early in the at-bat I was having a tough time seeing his slider, the rotation and spin on it,'' Martin said.

Third-base coach Dino Ebel sent Chris Taylor home from second after he walked to open the inning. Taylor slid headfirst and did a face-plant, his helmet going airborne, as the throw from Bryant sailed past catcher Willson Contreras.

''It was really smooth,'' joked Taylor, who had a large red scratch near his right eye afterward. ''I'm just glad I was able to touch the plate. It was embarrassing. My right arm sort of got stuck and I rolled onto my face.''

Ebel noticed Bryant was playing shallow in left.

''Kris had to make a perfect throw and he didn't,'' Ebel said. ''He threw the ball on the first base side.''

The series featured 13 home runs and 18 of 24 runs scored on homers.

''That's a great game but I think it re-emphasizes how equal both teams are,'' Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.

Cody Bellinger hit his 23rd homer in front of his parents on Father's Day.

Jansen allowed Anthony Rizzo's two-run homer on Saturday that gave the Cubs a 2-1 victory.

Jansen gave up a leadoff single to Albert Almora Jr. and walked Jason Heyward to put the tying and go-ahead runs on base. Pinch-hitter Kyle Schwarber grounded out, moving Almora to third and Heyward to second.

''Just got to be mentally tough,'' Jansen said. ''I never lose my confidence. Men at first and second, I know I'm going to fight through this. The mind is a very powerful weapon.''

Pinch-hitter Victor Caratini bounced a short grounder to the right side, and Jansen fielded and fired home to get Almora at the plate for the second out.

With Heyward at third, Javier Baez flied out to center and Verdugo made a running catch to preserve the win, diving onto his stomach shortly after the ball fell into his glove.

''I don't know if the dive was for the cameras,'' Taylor joked, referring to the national TV telecast.

The flashy Verdugo knew he'd get to the ball in time.

''He crushed it, so after my first couple steps I knew it would stay up,'' he said.

Ross Stripling (3-2) got the victory with one inning of relief.

The Cubs led 2-1 in the sixth on Contreras' RBI single and David Bote's sacrifice fly.

Chicago fell to 3-10 in its last 13 road games.

Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two unearned runs and seven hits in seven innings. He struck out eight without allowing a walk.

Chicago starter Jose Quintana gave up two runs and six hits in five innings. The left-hander struck out three and walked three.

Quintana gave up a two-out single to David Freese in the first. He then walked Bellinger, Chris Taylor and Max Muncy in succession, forcing in Freese and giving the Dodgers a 1-0 lead.

RYU'S STREAK

The South Korean left-hander hasn't allowed an earned run at home since April 26 against Pittsburgh, a span of 34 2/3 innings. He is 6-0 with an 0.87 ERA at home.

UP NEXT

Cubs: They're off Monday, their first such break since May 30. LHP Cole Hamels (6-2, 2.98 ERA) starts Tuesday against the White Sox.

Dodgers: RHP Kenta Maeda (7-3, 3.89) starts Monday in the opener of a four-game set against the Giants.

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  • W: R. Stripling (3-2)L: S. Cishek (1-4)S: K. Jansen (21)
  • HR: LAD - C. Bellinger (23)
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W. Contreras C40210001.287.387.530.9163.0
D. Bote 3B30010013.274.350.480.8300.5
A. Almora CF40300000.251.294.407.7013.0
J. Heyward RF30000123.249.348.415.7630.0
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A. Russell 2B30000031.230.296.379.675-1.5
c- V. Caratini PH10000002.316.418.491.9090.0
D. Descalso PR00000000.190.287.285.5712.0
  • a-grounded out for Collins in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ryan in the 9th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for A. Russell in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez CF30100000.213.280.382.6621.0
a- J. Pederson PH-LF10000003.233.335.565.9000.0
J. Turner 3B40000001.303.387.439.8260.0
D. Freese 1B31100000.315.422.6301.0522.0
b- M. Beaty PH-1B10000000.275.275.373.6470.0
C. Bellinger RF31111110.355.451.7021.1536.5
C. Taylor SS21100200.223.294.391.6855.0
M. Muncy 2B30110101.280.378.538.9163.0
R. Martin C40110035.270.374.371.7450.5
K. Garlick LF20100010.182.250.364.6141.5
c- A. Verdugo PH-CF10000101.299.358.469.8271.0
H. Ryu P30000014.115.207.154.361-0.5
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  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Freese in the 7th
  • c-was walked intentionally for Garlick in the 6th
  • d-flied out for Stripling in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - D. Bote (2)
  • SH - J. Quintana (3)
  • RBI - W. Contreras (37), D. Bote (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez 2 (2), D. Bote 3 (3), J. Heyward 2 (2), A. Russell
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (12), K. Garlick (2)
  • HR - C. Bellinger (23)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (58), M. Muncy (44), R. Martin (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 3 (3), J. Turner, R. Martin 3 (3), H. Ryu, A. Barnes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Descalso (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Taylor-Muncy-Freese)
  • E - J. Turner (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.06223313.871.345.5
B. Kintzler0.20001202.320.840.0
T. Collins0.10000003.861.710.0
S. Cishek (L, 1-4)1.11111103.381.16-4.5
K. Ryan0.20000004.011.340.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.0
B. Kintzler0.2
T. Collins0.1
S. Cishek (L, 1-4)1.1
K. Ryan0.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu7.07200801.260.8221.0
R. Stripling (W, 3-2)1.01000203.211.1510.0
K. Jansen (S, 21)1.01001003.340.888.0
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu7.0
R. Stripling (W, 3-2)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 21)1.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Kintzler (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 99-58, B. Kintzler 10-7, T. Collins 1-1, S. Cishek 32-20, K. Ryan 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 7-5, T. Collins 1-0, S. Cishek 3-0, K. Ryan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 24, B. Kintzler 3, T. Collins, S. Cishek 6, K. Ryan 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 94-68, R. Stripling 17-13, K. Jansen 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 10-3, K. Jansen 2-1
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 28, R. Stripling 4, K. Jansen 5
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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K. Bryant LF41100011.274.393.540.9331.5
A. Rizzo 1B40200002.283.391.562.9522.0
W. Contreras C40210001.287.387.530.9163.0
D. Bote 3B30010013.274.350.480.8300.5
A. Almora CF40300000.251.294.407.7013.0
J. Heyward RF30000123.249.348.415.7630.0
J. Quintana P10000010.037.037.037.074-0.5
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K. Ryan P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- K. Schwarber PH10000002.233.327.470.7970.0
A. Russell 2B30000031.230.296.379.675-1.5
c- V. Caratini PH10000002.316.418.491.9090.0
D. Descalso PR00000000.190.287.285.5712.0
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  • a-grounded out for Collins in the 7th
  • b-grounded out for Ryan in the 9th
  • c-hit into fielder's choice for A. Russell in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Hernandez CF30100000.213.280.382.6621.0
a- J. Pederson PH-LF10000003.233.335.565.9000.0
J. Turner 3B40000001.303.387.439.8260.0
D. Freese 1B31100000.315.422.6301.0522.0
b- M. Beaty PH-1B10000000.275.275.373.6470.0
C. Bellinger RF31111110.355.451.7021.1536.5
C. Taylor SS21100200.223.294.391.6855.0
M. Muncy 2B30110101.280.378.538.9163.0
R. Martin C40110035.270.374.371.7450.5
K. Garlick LF20100010.182.250.364.6141.5
c- A. Verdugo PH-CF10000101.299.358.469.8271.0
H. Ryu P30000014.115.207.154.361-0.5
R. Stripling P0000-000.100.182.100.000-
d- A. Barnes PH10000001.209.314.351.6650.0
K. Jansen P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Hernandez in the 6th
  • b-grounded out for Freese in the 7th
  • c-was walked intentionally for Garlick in the 6th
  • d-flied out for Stripling in the 8th
BATTING
  • SF - D. Bote (2)
  • SH - J. Quintana (3)
  • RBI - W. Contreras (37), D. Bote (33)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Baez 2 (2), D. Bote 3 (3), J. Heyward 2 (2), A. Russell
BATTING
  • 2B - C. Taylor (12), K. Garlick (2)
  • HR - C. Bellinger (23)
  • RBI - C. Bellinger (58), M. Muncy (44), R. Martin (5)
  • 2-Out RBI - M. Muncy (9)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - J. Pederson 3 (3), J. Turner, R. Martin 3 (3), H. Ryu, A. Barnes
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Descalso (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Taylor-Muncy-Freese)
  • E - J. Turner (3)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Quintana5.06223313.871.345.5
B. Kintzler0.20001202.320.840.0
T. Collins0.10000003.861.710.0
S. Cishek (L, 1-4)1.11111103.381.16-4.5
K. Ryan0.20000004.011.340.0
Total8.0733561---
PITCHERSIP
J. Quintana5.0
B. Kintzler0.2
T. Collins0.1
S. Cishek (L, 1-4)1.1
K. Ryan0.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
H. Ryu7.07200801.260.8221.0
R. Stripling (W, 3-2)1.01000203.211.1510.0
K. Jansen (S, 21)1.01001003.340.888.0
Total9.09201100---
PITCHERSIP
H. Ryu7.0
R. Stripling (W, 3-2)1.0
K. Jansen (S, 21)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • IBB - B. Kintzler (2)
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Quintana 99-58, B. Kintzler 10-7, T. Collins 1-1, S. Cishek 32-20, K. Ryan 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Quintana 7-5, T. Collins 1-0, S. Cishek 3-0, K. Ryan 1-1
  • Batters Faced - J. Quintana 24, B. Kintzler 3, T. Collins, S. Cishek 6, K. Ryan 2
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - H. Ryu 94-68, R. Stripling 17-13, K. Jansen 19-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - H. Ryu 10-3, K. Jansen 2-1
  • Batters Faced - H. Ryu 28, R. Stripling 4, K. Jansen 5
  • 8TH INNING
    Martin singled to left, Taylor scored23
  • 6TH INNING
    Bellinger homered to center22
    Bote hit sacrifice fly to right, Bryant scored21
    Contreras singled to shallow right center, Baez scored, Bryant to third11
  • 1ST INNING
    Muncy walked, Freese scored, Bellinger to third, Taylor to second01
  • 9TH INNING
    • Kenley Jansen pitching
    • A. Almora: Foul, Almora singled to center
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Heyward walked, Almora to second
    • Kyle Schwarber hit for Kyle Ryan
    • K. Schwarber: Strike looking, Ball, Schwarber grounded out to first, Almora to third, Heyward to second
    • Victor Caratini hit for Addison Russell
    • V. Caratini: Foul, Foul, Ball, Caratini reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Almora out at home, Heyward to third
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Foul
    • Baez lined out to center
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Ross Stripling relieved Hyun-Jin Ryu
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Bryant struck out looking
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Rizzo singled to right center
    • W. Contreras: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Contreras lined out to center
    • D. Bote: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Bote struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • S. Cishek Pitching:
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Taylor walked
    • M. Muncy: Muncy grounded out to third, Taylor to second
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Martin singled to left, Taylor scored
    • Kyle Ryan relieved Steve Cishek
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Verdugo grounded out to second, Martin to second
    • Austin Barnes hit for Ross Stripling
    • A. Barnes: Foul, Barnes flied out to left
    • End of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • Carlos Gonzalez hit for Tim Collins
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to pitcher
    • A. Russell: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Baez struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Steve Cishek pitching
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • Matt Beaty hit for David Freese
    • M. Beaty: Strike looking, Ball, Beaty grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bellinger struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike looking, Baez safe at first on 3rd baseman Turner throwing error
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant singled to right center, Baez to third
    • A. Rizzo: Rizzo lined out to third
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Strike looking, Contreras singled to shallow right center, Baez scored, Bryant to third
    • D. Bote: Foul, Ball, Ball, Bote hit sacrifice fly to right, Bryant scored
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Almora singled to right, Contreras to second
    • J. Heyward: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger homered to center
    • C. Taylor: Taylor doubled to left
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Muncy singled to center, Taylor to third, Muncy to second
    • Brandon Kintzler relieved Jose Quintana
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • Alex Verdugo hit for Kyle Garlick
    • A. Verdugo: Verdugo intentionally walked
    • H. Ryu: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ryu struck out swinging
    • Joc Pederson hit for Enrique Hernandez
    • Tim Collins relieved Brandon Kintzler
    • J. Pederson: Pederson grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Almora singled to right center
    • J. Heyward: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Heyward struck out swinging
    • J. Quintana: Quintana hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Almora to second
    • A. Russell: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Hernandez flied out to right
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to second
    • D. Freese: Ball, Ball, Freese grounded out to second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Rizzo: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Ball, Rizzo grounded out to first
    • W. Contreras: Strike looking, Ball, Contreras grounded out to third
    • D. Bote: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bote grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Muncy grounded out to shortstop
    • R. Martin: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Martin struck out swinging
    • K. Garlick: Ball, Garlick doubled to left
    • H. Ryu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ryu lined out to third
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Russell: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Russell struck out swinging
    • J. Baez: Foul, Ball, Baez reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • K. Bryant: Ball, Bryant grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Baez out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freese lined out to right
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to first
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Taylor grounded out to third
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • A. Almora: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Almora grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Heyward: Strike looking, Heyward lined out to left
    • J. Quintana: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Quintana struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • K. Garlick: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garlick struck out swinging
    • H. Ryu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ryu grounded out to first
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Hernandez singled to left center
    • J. Turner: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Turner flied out to deep center
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • H. Ryu Pitching:
    • J. Baez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Baez struck out swinging
    • K. Bryant: Bryant grounded out to third
    • A. Rizzo: Ball, Strike looking, Rizzo singled to left center
    • W. Contreras: Ball, Contreras singled to left, Rizzo to second
    • D. Bote: Bote grounded out to shortstop
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Quintana Pitching:
    • E. Hernandez: Hernandez flied out to left
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Freese: Strike looking, Freese singled to right
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bellinger walked, Freese to second
    • C. Taylor: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Taylor walked, Freese to third, Bellinger to second
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Muncy walked, Freese scored, Bellinger to third, Taylor to second
    • R. Martin: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Martin struck out on foul tip
    • End of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)