9:30 PM ET, October 2, 2008
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
The Cubs have been pitiful in the playoffs under manager Lou Piniella. Thursday's loss dropped Chicago to 0-5 overall in his tenure. Here's a look at the numbers:
|Runs per game||2.2|
|Hits per game||7.2|
• The Dodgers take a 2-0 series lead and need just one win for their first postseason series victory since the 1988 World Series.
• The Cubs have now lost eight straight postseason games.
• Manny Ramirez hit his record 26th postseason homer. He's the first Dodgers player with homers in back-to-back playoff road games since Kirk Gibson in 1988.
• Joe Torre recorded his 78th playoff win (most all-time) on the 12th anniversary of his first.
-- ESPN research
The gametime temperature was 56 degrees, but the cool conditions didn't bother the warm-weather Dodgers for the second straight night.
|2nd||B DeWitt safe at first on error by second baseman M DeRosa, A Ethier scored, J Loney to second.||1||0|
|2nd||R Furcal reached on bunt single to second, J Loney scored, B DeWitt to third, C Blake to second.||2||0|
|2nd||R Martin doubled to center, B DeWitt, C Blake and R Furcal scored.||5||0|
|5th||M Ramirez homered to center.||6||0|
|7th||M Kemp doubled to deep right, M Ramirez scored, J Loney to third.||7||0|
|7th||J Edmonds doubled to deep center, M DeRosa scored.||7||1|
|8th||R Furcal singled to right, C Blake scored, R Furcal to second advancing on throw.||8||1|
|8th||M Ramirez singled to right, R Furcal scored.||9||1|
|9th||C Blake singled to shallow center, J Pierre scored.||10||1|
|9th||M DeRosa doubled to deep right center, D Lee and A Ramirez scored.||10||3|
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|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL|
|Attendance||42,136 (102.7% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||58 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Paul Emmel, First Base - Jeff Nelson, Second Base - Tom Hallion, Third Base - Gerry Davis|