‘Living Legend’ Clayton Kershaw reported his 4th win of the season and his 201st career victory.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won 7-3 in Game 4 of a 4-game road trip against the 2023 Major League Chicago Cubs held at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, USA on the 24th (Korean time).
The Dodgers메이저놀이터 went on a two-game winning streak and recorded 12 wins and 11 losses on the season. The Cubs expedition ended with a 3-1 winning series. On the other hand, the Cubs, who suffered two consecutive losses, went 12-9.
The first point was the Cubs’ charge. In the first inning, lead Nico Horner reached second base due to an error by third baseman Max Muncy. Afterwards, Cody Bellinger and Suzuki Seiya took a 2-0 lead with consecutive timely hits against Kershaw.
The Dodgers, who missed the opportunity to run on second base in the second inning, launched a counterattack in the third inning. After one out, Austin Barnes got to base with a right-handed hit, and then Mookie Betts fired a two-run four to tie the game against Cubs starter Marcus Stroman. After watching the first pitch, he hit the sinker on the second pitch, leading to his third home run of the season.
With the start of the fifth inning, the Cubs took a 3-2 lead again with Yann Gomes’ left-center home run.
The Dodgers did not stand still. Following Freddie Freeman’s walk in the 6th inning, Muncy turned the game over to 4-3 with a superior two-run four. With this home run, Muncy surpassed Pete Alonso (New York Mets) to become the sole leader in home runs (11) in the National League. And JD Martinez completed a back-to-back home run with a solo home run in left center wall.
After two outs in the last ninth inning, the Dodgers sealed the game with Betts’ two RBI double in a chance greeted by a hit by Miguel Vargas and a walk by Barnes.
The Cubs had a chance to load the bases with one out in the ninth inning, but Nick Madrigal ended the game with a double hit.
Veteran Kershaw, who started as the starter for the Dodgers, reported 4 wins (1 loss) of the season and 201 wins in his career with a quality start with 3 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 6 strikeouts and 3 runs (1 earned) in 6 innings. In the batting line, leadoff Betts led the batting line with 2 hits and 4 RBIs in 4 at-bats, including a home run.
On the other hand, Cubs starter Stroman suffered his 2nd loss (2 wins) of the season with 6 hits (3 homers), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts and 5 runs in 5 innings. Bellinger and Gomes’ multi-hits were overshadowed by defeat.
The Dodgers will play three consecutive away games against the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 26th after a day’s rest. On the first day, a matchup between Noah Syndergaard (Dodgers) and Yohan Oviedo (Pittsburgh) was predicted.