Game 4 of the Dodgers/Cubs series puts Dodger prospect Julio Urias versus Kyle Hendricks. Kyle starts it off with a 1-2-3 inning but gave up a leadoff single to Chase Utley who was forced out on Corey Seagers double play. Julio copies almost identically but lured Kris Bryant into the inning ended double play. Top of the second would be perfect for Kyle.
Rizzo would lead off the second with a base on balls and would move over to second on Jorge Soler’s single to second. Russell strikes out but Javier Baez sends a soft line drive to center scoring Rizzo. Soler would end up at third on a fielding error. Miguel Montero would ground out to second but would get credited with an RBI scoring Soler. That would be all for the Cubs, 2-0.
Hendricks would lead off the third by hitting Carl Crawford but would get the next three batters out. Jason Heyward would get a single in the bottom half but that would be all the Cubs action. Kyle gets a ground out on Seager, walks Justin Turner but ends the inning getting Adrian Gonzalez to ground into a double play.
Jorge Soler leads off with a single in the bottom of the fourth, Russell lines out but Baez drives him in with a home run to left field. Cubs up 4-0.
Kyle starts the 5th with a strike out but gives up a 1 out solo home run to Trace Thompson. But he does get out of the inning. Julio gets the first out in the bottom half but gives up back to back solo home runs to Heyward and Bryant. Cubs up 6-1.
Enrique Hernandez leads off with single and advances on Utley’s ground out. Seager sends a fly ball to Soler scoring Hernandez as a sac fly. Chris Hatcher comes into replace Urias and walks Russell but gets the next three batters out. Cubs up 6-2.
Hendricks and Hatcher both have perfect seventh innings but Hatcher strikes out all three batters. Hendricks continues his perfect inning streak into the eighth. J.P. Howell enters the bottom half giving up a leadoff home run to Anthony Rizzo for his 12th of the year. Louis Coleman replaces J.P. giving up a single to Matt Szczur but gets both Russell and Baez out. Montero walks. With two men on and two outs, Maddon pinch hits for Kyle with Tommy La Stella who K’s to end the inning. Cubs up 7-2.
Travis Wood comes into the ninth for Hendricks getting Utley to ground out but walks Corey Seager. However, Justin Turner ends the game with a double play Baez to Rizzo. Cubs win 7-2 and takes the series!
Kyle went 8 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 1 walk. He did strike out 6 batters.