Dodgers Too Much for Cubs

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By Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune reporter9:35 p.m. CDT, August 2, 2013

The Dodgers tied a franchise record Friday with their 12th straight road victory.

The 6-2 triumph over the Cubs at Wrigley Field saw winning pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-3) escape numerous jams as the Cubs collected 14 hits.

Cubs rookie Junior Lake went 4-for-5 and Cole Gillespie had three hits, but All-Star Cubs starter Travis Wood had his shortest outing of the season before a crowd of 32,520.

“I feel so good at the plate,” Lake said through an interpreter.

The last time the Dodgers won 12 straight road games was 1924 when they were known as the Brooklyn Robins.

Wood lasted just 31/3 innings, allowing five runs on seven hits. He walked five while throwing 96 pitches.

“You can’t have five walks, especially with the team they are over there,” Wood said.

The Dodgers scored in the first inning when rookie sensation Yasiel Puig drove in Adrian Gonzalez with a base hit. Gonzalez had doubled over the head of Lake in left field.

The Cubs made it 1-1 in the second on Darwin Barney’s two-out RBI double.

Wood threw 41 pitches and walked four straight in the third as the Dodgers took a 3-1 lead.

Wood was lifted in the fourth with one out after he gave up an infield single and struck out Mark Ellis on a called third strike.

Ellis slammed his helmet and protested vehemently. Home plate umpire Alan Porter ejected him and manager Don Mattingly came out to push Ellis away from Porter. He also was ejected and appeared to make contact with Porter.

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