The Cubs were trailing the Dodgers, 3-2 going into the ninth inning when Ian Stewart got a pinch-hit single. Tony Campana hit a game-tying RBI double in the ninth inning and David DeJesus was walked with the bases loaded in the 11th inning to give the Cubs to a 4-3 victory over the Dodgers and the series win. Rafael Dolis, who pitched two inning in relief, earned the win.
|David DeJesus wins it in 11th for the Cubs with a walk-off walk (photo from cubs.com)|
|Blake DeWitt was designated for assignment today to make room for Travis Wood on the Cubs' roster (photo from cubs.com)|
Jeff Baker was unavailable for Saturday's game, but is feeling better and available for today's game. Third baseman Ian Stewart is the latest victim of the flu that's been going around the Cubs' clubhouse and is out of the lineup today. Stewart is one of five National League players to drive in at least 10 runs this season despite hitting under .200. Joe Mather is taking Stewart's spot at third base today.
"It's one of those unfortunate things that a lot of teams deal with over the course of the year," Sveum said Sunday. "Hopefully, we get [Stewart] back. It hasn't been a one-day thing with anybody, guys have been completely down and out." Apparentely the first player to get the flu was relief pitcher Scott Maine, who was recently optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Tomorrow the Cubs will start a 3-game series against the Atlanta Braves at 7:05pm CT at Wrigley Field. Jeff Samardzija will start for the Cubs.