Chicago Cubs shutout for second straight game in NLCS

Drew Hanft, Sports Reporter

cubs-dodgersThe Chicago Cubs may seem to have some worries after manager Joe Maddon said that the team was “over” the 1-0 loss in Game 2 in Chicago.  The Cubs bats were silenced yet again in Los Angeles after an off day to travel on Monday as the Dodgers took Game 3 by a score of 6-0.

Jake Arrieta remained clean the first two innings before being tagged for a run after Corey Seagers go-ahead RBI single to right put the Dodgers up 1-0 in the bottom of the third.  Arrieta returned out to the mound the next inning and gave up a two-run homer to LA catcher Yasmani Grandal.  The Dodgers stuck again in the bottom of the sixth with no outs when third baseman Justin Turner hit a solo shot to deep center field to give Los Angeles a comfortable 4-0 lead.

The home run by Turner ended Arrieta’s night as the righty threw five innings while giving up six hits on four runs while striking out five and walking none.  The night did not get much better for Chicago has the Dodgers struck again in the bottom of the eighth and tallied two more runs on the board to put them up 6-0.

If the Cubs want to make their World Series run they will have to get their bats going as the team has only managed six hits in the past two games.   The Cubs and Dodgers will square off again tonight in a crucial Game 4 for the Cubs as John Lackey takes the mound for Chicago and twenty year old Julio Urias takes the ball for LA.

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