Travis Wood took his share of lumps in August, losing three in a row for the scuffling Chicago Cubs. He ended the month with a bang, outpitching Clayton Kershaw in a matchup of All-Star lefties.
The Chicago White Sox just kept pecking away at Chad Billingsley until they scraped across enough runs to give Philip Humber an early cushion to work with. He gave it all back before his teammates pushed across one more run and closed it out with a solid effort by their bullpen.
Matt Kemp was happy to make the two-hour trip to Tucson to help honor the memory of Dodgers scout John Green’s daughter, and he put on some show, too.
Andre Ethier’s 30-game hitting streak was snapped during a during a 4-2 loss on Saturday night.
Carlos Zambrano out-pitched former teammate Ted Lilly with eight solid innings and the Cubs beat the Dodgers 4-1 in Los Angeles.
Dodgers’ Andre Ethier has extended his hitting streak to 29 games but wasn’t enough to beat Cubs.
Joe DiMaggio holds the Major League Baseball record for longest hitting streak, with his 56-game run from 1941. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Andre Ethier is half way to that mark.
Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 28 games with an infield single that capped a three-run fifth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 on Monday night.
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.