Big First Inning Leads Dodgers Past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 21 games with a single in a five-run first inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 7-3 for their fourth win in five games.

Hiroki Kuroda (3-2) gave up three hits and two runs in the first, then scattered six hits the rest his six innings. Overall he allowed three runs – two earned – struck out seven and walked none.

Carlos Zambrano (2-1) worked five innings, giving up six runs and eight hits. He struck out four without walking a batter.

Ethier is one of only three players in baseball history with a 21-game hitting streak in April. his former manager Joe Torre had a 22-game streak in 1972.

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  • Joakim's bong

    The only reason the Cubs are huvering around 500 is because they had a weak schedule to start the season. Once they good teams they get hammered, this is going to be a really long year on both sides of town.

  • Cindy lou

    I’m a Cub fan and resent that comment . The Cubs are a great team and I think they will win the World series this year. Go CUBS…..

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