CHI Steve Trout goes 8 innings, allows 3 hits, 2 walks and strikes out 2.
LA Rick Honeycutt goes 7 innings allows 4 hits, 3 walks and strikes out 3.
Chicago holds a 1-0 lead in the bottom on the 9th Inning with Lee Smith going for the Save.
Ken Landreaux on first base after a single off of Trout.
Smith fans Pedro Guererro.
Mike Marshall then deposits a Smith fastball into the bleachers to give the Dodgers a 2-1 win.
Final: Dodgers 2 Cubs 1
Wins: 4 Losses 3
The Cubs visited the Dodgers on their West Coast trip to start the season.
Rick Sutcliffe got his second start of the year. He would go up against Orel Hersheiser (unstead of Jerry Reuss as was the case because I didn't have a card for him and Orel won a dice roll over Burt Hooton to get the start).
In the First Inning, Ken Landreaux and Pedro Gurrero nail back-to-back home runs and the Los Angeles is up 2-0 just like that on Sutcliffe.
The Cubs answer back in the bottom of the Second Inning when Ray Durham leads off with a walk and comes home on a Jody Davis double. Davis is then thrown out a home when Larry Bowa singles to center. At the end of two innings, Dodgers 2 Cubs 1.
Sutcliffe proceeds to strikeout 7 of the next 12 batters he faces.
Hersheiser keeps the Cubs shut down also.
Guerrero blasts a solo home run in the Sixth Inning to put the Dodgers up, 3-1.
The Cubs fail to threaten, and in the Eighth Inning Guerrero belts another home run into the outfield seats giving Los Angeles a 4-1 lead.
The top of the Ninth found the Cubs pinch hitting for Sutcliffe and Henry Cotto singled and reached second base on an error by left fielder, Mike Marshall. Bob Dernier flies out directly to Marshall (Dernier's bat is really cooling off) and Hersheiser whiffs Gary Matthews for strikeout number 9. Ryne Sandberg reaches on a throwing error by second baseman Steve Sax and the Cubs are in business with runners on first and second with 2 outs.
Third baseman Ron Cey steps into the box and is promptly no match for Hersheiser who sets him down swinging in front of a standing Chavez Ravine crowd for the win.
Final: Dodgers 4 Cubs 1
Wins: 4 Losses 2
What This Is
A 1984 Chicago Cubs season replay using APBA Baseball.