Dodgers beat Cubs in pitching duel

Dodgers beat Cubs in pitching duel

Adrian Gonzalez hit a fielder’s choice that brought home Andrew Toles with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Los Angeles a win over Chicago at Dodger Stadium.

Right-hander Joe Blanton received the victory in relief. In his lone inning of work, Blanton conceded just one hit in facing four batters.

Closer Kenley Jansen pitched a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout for this 39th save, ensuring that the Dodgers would remain two games ahead of the second-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West.