CHICAGO (AP) ― Chris Capuano scattered six hits over 6 1/3 innings and the Los Angeles Dodgers set a team record with their 13th straight road win, 3-0 over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
The Dodgers, who haven’t lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco, eclipsed the 1924 mark set by the Brooklyn Robins.
Carl Crawford broke open a 1-0 game by driving in two runs with a single in the sixth inning. Jerry Hairston Jr. singled in the first run in the third for NL West-leading Los Angeles, which is 13-2 since the All-Star break and has won 30 of its last 37 overall.
Capuano (4-6) came up with his second straight strong start and third in his last four. He struck out five and walked only one before four Dodgers relievers closed it out.
Reds center fielder Choo Shin-soo hits a two-run home run in the eighth inning on Saturday. It was his 15th of the season. ( AP-Yonhap News)
Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth to earn his 16th save in 19 chances.
Jeff Samardzija (6-10) allowed three runs over six innings in Chicago’s third straight loss. He gave up seven hits, five walks and hit a batter, but was able to get out of jams with nine strikeouts.
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig had a pair of singles and scored a run. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games, including seven multihit games during that span.
Puig made a diving catch on Starlin Castro’s line drive into the gap with one out in seventh and a Chicago runner on second to preserve the shutout. He left the game after the inning.
Reds turn tables on Cards
CINCINNATI (AP) ― Heading into the second game of their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, manager Dusty Baker knew his struggling Reds couldn’t wait much longer to break out of their week-long funk.
“We need to beat these Cardinals,” Baker said. “We can’t have them thinking they can just throw their gloves out there and beat us.”
This time, the Reds applied the beating.
Devin Mesoraco drove in three runs with a pair of homers, and the Reds finally broke out against a St. Louis team that has held them down all season, beating the Cardinals 8-3 on Saturday night to even their series.
The Reds won for only the fourth time in 11 games between the NL Central rivals. Cincinnati had scored fewer than four runs in each of their last nine games head-to-head.
Kansas City 4, NY Mets 3
Oakland 4, Texas 2
Atlanta 5, Philadelphia 4
Seattle 8, Baltimore 4
Pittsburgh 5, Colorado 2
Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0
Boston 5, Arizona 2
Washington 3, Milwaukee 0
Minnesota 6, Houston 4
Cleveland 4, Miami 3
Tampa Bay 2, San Francisco 1
NY Yankees 3, San Diego 0
LA Angels 7, Toronto 3