LA Dodgers 6, Chicago Cubs 0
Where: Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California
LOS ANGELES – (Wire Service Report) – Throw the Tuesday loss out with the trash, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
“For me, it’s about putting this one in the wastebasket, come back and play (Wednesday),” Maddon said. “It’s one day at a time. I’ve preached that all season long.”
Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked the Cubs for the second game in a row, earning a 6-0 victory in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium.
Dodgers starter Rich Hill threw six shutout innings as Los Angeles grabbed a 2-1 edge in the best-of-seven series. Hill (1-0) allowed just two hits with six strikeouts and two walks to become the only Los Angeles pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw to win a postseason start this month.
“It’s the biggest game of my career,” Hill said. “Again, it’s all about staying in the moment and executing when you’re in that moment, and that’s all you can think about.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was pleased to see Hill, who issued both of his walks in the second inning, deliver a quality start in the playoffs.
“He still has a very good chance to get guys out, but I think that his preparedness, his guts, really kept those guys at bay,” Roberts said. “But changing speeds, pitching off the breaking ball, mixing in the fastball, yeah, he kept them off-balance all night.”
Relievers Joe Blanton and Grant Dayton combined to work 1 2/3 scoreless innings before Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen recorded the final four outs.
Game 4 is Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.