Chicago 4, Dodgers 2

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - — Dy­lan Her­nan­dez

KEY MO­MENT: The Dodgers held a 1- 0 lead in the third in­ning when Yasiel Puig and Joc Ped­er­son drew con­sec­u­tive walks with two outs. Up came Justin Turner, who was bat­ting .349 with run­ners in scor­ing po­si­tion, only for Puig to be picked off at sec­ond base by catcher David Ross. “That’s the only time we had a run­ner in scor­ing po­si­tion the whole game,” A. J. El­lis said. In the bot­tom half of the in­ning, Clay­ton Ker­shaw served up a two- run home run to Kris Bryant that moved the Cubs in front, 2- 1.

AT THE PLATE: The Dodgers ar­rived to Wrigley Field short on sleep. They took a red- eye flight af­ter their Sun­day evening home game against the San Fran­cisco Giants and didn’t get to their ho­tel in Chicago un­til 5 a. m. Mon­day. The Dodgers’ en­tire run pro­duc­tion Mon­day night con­sisted of home runs by En­rique Her­nan­dez, in the third in­ning, and Ped­er­son, in the ninth. Ped­er­son’s home run was his 19th.

ON THE MOUND: Ker­shaw, who dropped to 5- 5, gave up three runs and four hits over seven in­nings. In ad­di­tion to the home run he gave up to Bryant, he served up a solo home run to Matt Szczur in the sev­enth in­ning. Left- han­der Adam Lib­er­a­tore gave up a home run to Bryant, a solo blast in the eighth in­ning.

TRANS­AC­TIONS: Right- han­der Joel Peralta was ac­ti­vated from the 15- day dis­abled list and left- han­der Ian Thomas was pro­moted from triple- A Ok­la­homa City. In cor­re­spond­ing moves, the Dodgers sent Daniel Coulombe and Matt West to Ok­la­homa City. Peralta, 39, had been side­lined since late April be­cause of nerve- re­lated prob­lems. He said he was days away from agree­ing to have a neck op­er­a­tion that could have ended his ca­reer. “God turned it around,” Peralta said.

EX­TRA BASES: An­dre Ethier will re­main the team’s start­ing left field even af­ter Carl Craw­ford re­turns from the DL, Man­ager Don Mat­tingly said. “An­dre’s kind of taken that spot, to be hon­est with you,” Mat­tingly said. Craw­ford started the sea­son as the team’s start­ing left fielder, but has been side­lined since late April be­cause of a torn side mus­cle. In about 10 days, Craw­ford could start play­ing in games to pre­pare him­self for his even­tual re­turn to the ma­jor leagues. … Cubs starter Tsyoshi Wada was re­moved from the game in the third in­ning be­cause of a shoul­der mus­cle cramp.

UP NEXT: Zack Greinke ( 5- 2, 1.81 ERA) will face the Cubs and Jason Ham­mel ( 5- 2, 2.89) on Tues­day at 5 p. m. PDT at Wrigley Field. TV: Sport­sNet LA; Ra­dio: 570, 1020.

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