Afternoon Box Score: Cubs Edge Dodgers
By Marcus Gilmer in News on May 27, 2010 9:00PM
The day after a game was disrupted by a power outage, the Cubs didn't exactly pile up the runs today but they didn't have to, riding a strong pitching performance by Ted Lilly to a 1-0 win over the Dodgers in the rubber game of their three game series. Lilly struck out five and allowed only three hits over seven shut-out innings (but got a no-decision); Sean Marshall pitched a scoreless eighth for the hold and Carlos Marmol hurled a shutout ninth for the save. The Cubs got the only run of the game in the eighth when Tyler Colvin doubled to right, scoring Mike Fontenot; they had a chance to add another run with Colvin on third with one out but weren't able to knock him in. With the win, the Cubs have now won eight of their last 11 games and are 23-25, 4.5 games back (as of post time) of first place Cincinnati. It's the kind of momentum they need going into a three-game series against the rival St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley this weekend, starting tomorrow afternoon (1:20 p.m., WGN).