McCarthy dominates, Toles homers as Dodgers beat Cubs 2-0

After struggling through the first two innings, John Lackey settled in and continued his dominance over the Dodgers.

The Los Angeles Kings have fired coach Darryl Sutter and general manager Dean Lombardi, who led the franchise to its only two Stanley Cup championships.

The other side features the year 2016 above the iconic Wrigley Field façade and Marquee, displaying the message "CUBS WIN!"

Lackey entertained the masses in 2016 with quality pitching and a toughness that was welcome at Wrigley Field.

The team was given its crowning jewels before Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with fans at Wrigley Field roaring as the ceremony unfolded.

"I've gotten calls from a lot of players that I played against, calling me and congratulating me", Williams said.

Fortunately, we'll never know. So he is all of that. "Even when he was a rookie, he was kind of like that". One day, he will retire to West Texas. "So you get to see the boys actually better". Right now in the present, I can't see us going anywhere. "He definitely still has that edge".

In June, over the Cubs' objections, City Council approved an amended ordinance that allowed alcohol sales on the plaza during game days and concerts, but in turn restricted plaza access to ticket holders during such events.

Tempers flared two batters earlier when Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos (0-1) threw a first-pitch fastball over Asdrubal Cabrera's head - perhaps seeking revenge for Cabrera's two-handed bat flip after hitting a game-winning homer against Ramos last September 22 as the Mets were chasing a playoff berth. He was at 57 pitches by the second frame.

Brandon McCarthy (1-0) tossed six innings of two-run ball last Thursday, walking one and striking out four in a 10-2 win over the Padres. The defending World Series champs started seven 27-and-under players, including an October legend (Kyle Schwarber), a reigning MVP (Kris Bryant), a Silver Slugger/Gold Glove first baseman (Rizzo), an All-Star shortstop (Addison Russell), a rocket-armed catcher (Willson Contreras) and two of the game's best defensive players (Jason Heyward and Javier Baez).

Jordan Montgomery showed power and poise in his major league debut after allowing Rickie Weeks' two-run homer in the first inning, and the New York Yankees rallied past the sloppy Tampa Bay 8-4 to get back to.500.

It was the only time Cotton ever looked out of sync.

That's the edge and energy he provides every start.

"The celebration is over", Lackey said.

Onward we went, to "weird baseball" time. "That is why we love him".

"Always got your back man just save me a cameo in your movie " Rizzo tweeted in response. "But Toles, he's got some strength in there and the trajectory was good and he squared it up". There's an intellectualism about this place also that I think is different. "Once he regrouped, he was outstanding after that". After a pop out and an intentional walk, a second Cubs run scored on a forceout when Justin Turner smothered Jon Lester's ground ball and threw to second - a play that had to be overturned on replay review.

"It's 2017", Toles said.

On the palm at the bottom of the outer band is the date and time of the Cubs' victory - "11-3-16, 12:47 a.m." - along with the Series scores and the logos of the three teams Chicago beat in the postseason. That's what led him to Chicago. "So it'll be interesting, when it comes out, to show people all the things that the players thought were important to put in the ring", Ricketts said. "It's really nice. I have been fortunate to have a couple more, but this is really next level".

"When the team is on the road this summer, it's going to be a farmers market", Ricketts said.

  • Julie Sanders