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Dodgers Walk Off Cubs 2-1 For 8th Straight Victory on Jackie Robinson Day

David Peralta hit a walk-off two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

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David Peralta hit a walk-off two-run single and the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

Miguel Vargas beat out Seiya Suzuki's throw to home plate on a ground ball single to short right by Peralta, giving the Dodgers their first walk-off win of the season.

Shelby Miller (1-0) got the win after Michael Grove gave up one run, two hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings.

Patrick Wisdom hit a home run, and the Cubs wasted five scoreless innings from Jameson Taillon. Michael Fulmer (0-1) gave up a single to James Outman, a double to Vargas and pinch-hitter Peralta's winning hit.

Wisdom got his fifth homer of the season in the fifth. It was a solo shot to center with two outs.

The Cubs could have added to their lead in the eighth, but Caleb Ferguson came on to get the Dodgers out of a bases-loaded jam by striking out Ian Happ and Suzuki, and Los Angeles took advantage of its reprieve.


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Taillon consistently frustrated the Dodgers’ lineup, and on one of the few pitches he put in a dangerous spot, he was bailed out. Cody Bellinger made a leaping grab at the center field wall to rob Jason Heyward of a two-run homer in the second inning.


Putting a new touch on a Jackie Robinson Day tradition started by Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts, the Cubs joined the Dodgers for a joint moment of reflection at the statue of the baseball great and civil rights legend located behind center field.


Cubs: LHP Brandon Hughes (knee) was activated off the 15-day injured list, with OF Nelson Velazquez optioned to Triple-A in a corresponding move freeing up a roster spot.


Cubs LHP Drew Smyly (0-1) allowed one run in five innings against Cincinnati on Monday but did not factor into the decision. Dodgers LHP Julio Urías (3-0) has given up three runs in 18 innings to start the season in impressive fashion.

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