Fledglings director Joe Maddon’s bet didn’t pay off, and his group paid for it with a 4-1 misfortune in Game 2 of the NLCS on Sunday night. The captain selected to get John Lackey in the ninth inning as opposed to Wade Davis. Today ran the tally full before strolling Taylor, at that point served up the three-run dinger to the left-fixate field on a 1-0 fastball.
The diversion was a low-scoring undertaking generally, with each group overseeing only one gone through the initial eight innings. Dodgers starter Rich Hill went five innings, surrendering one keep running on an Addison Russell solo grand slam in the highest point of the fifth.
That was one of three hits he permitted alongside a walk and eight strikeouts. Brandon Morrow pitched two innings of scoreless help took after by Josh Fields for one out.
On the Cubs side, Jon Lester didn’t get away from the fifth inning. Lester general surrendered three hits, strolled five, and struck out two. Carl Edwards, Jr. got the last out of the fifth and afterward dealt with a scoreless 6th. Pedro Strop set up a zero in the seventh.
Brian Duensing traversed the eighth with no issue, at that point began the ninth yet was lifted in the wake of striking out Kyle Farmer for the second out. That set up Lackey for Turner’s stroll of the minute.