6:30 PM ET, October 1, 2008
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
• The Dodgers won the first game of the postseason on the road for just the fourth time in their history. Each of the previous three times, the Dodgers reached the World Series (including 1963, when the first game of the postseason was the World Series).
• The Cubs don't want to panic, but 85 percent of the teams that win Game 1 of the NLDS capture the series.
• The Cubs have hosted Game 1 and lost seven previous times in their postseason history. They've gone on to win only one of those series (1907 World Series).
• The Dodgers snapped a four-game postseason losing streak while extending the Cubs' playoff skid to seven games.
-- ESPN research
Greg Maddux pitched the ninth for the Dodgers. The 355-game winner made a couple of relief appearances in the postseason for Atlanta in 1998 and 1999. Maddux, who started his career with the Cubs and had two stints with them, got a warm welcome during pregame introductions.
|2nd||M DeRosa homered to right, J Edmonds scored.||0||2|
|5th||J Loney homered to center, R Furcal, M Ramirez and A Ethier scored.||4||2|
|7th||M Ramirez homered to left center.||5||2|
|8th||C Blake singled to center, B DeWitt scored.||6||2|
|9th||R Martin homered to left center.||7||2|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||42,099 (102.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Dale Scott, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Tom Hallion|