Cubs weather all things and win
A few lights went out, the rain fell and the Chicago Cubs lost their starting pitcher to injury Monday night.
They managed to weather it all and come away from Wrigley Field with a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant enjoyed his first career multi-homer game, as he hit 2.
Starting pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada left in the third inning with what the Cubs said was cramping in his left deltoid muscle. He gave up a home run to Kike Hernandez and a single to A.J. Ellis in the third before leaving. Travis Wood replaced him.
Bryant put the Cubs up 2-1 in the bottom of the inning with an opposite-field homer to right against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
In the bottom of the sixth, a few of the lights on the rooftop standards went out causing a 10-minute delay. Umpires opted to resume play with the bulbs still out, and Cubs manager Joe Maddon protested the game.
The Cubs took a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the seventh on a home run by Matt Szczur. He was called up earlier in the day as the Cubs sent catcher Kyle Schwarber to Class AAA Iowa.
Clouds threatened for most of the evening. Rain finally came in the late innings, but the teams played through it.
Bryant hit his second homer of the game and his 10th of the season in the eighth.