Micah Johnson led off the bottom of the third with a single, only to be thrown out soon after attempting to steal second base. Cahill proceeded to retire the next two batters faced. Joe Blanton took over in the fourth, and walked Jorge Soler with one out and gave up a two-out base hit to Contreras.
Nothing came of it as Almora grounded into a force out to end the inning. Utley lined a single to left-center field in the bottom of the fourth, but was picked off first base with Austin Barnes batting for the third out.
Blanton worked around a one-out walk in the fifth to toss his second scoreless inning of relief. Barnes led off the bottom half of the inning with his second home run in as many games and third of the week, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 3-0.
Chris Hatcher was the next Dodgers reliever to appear in the game, and he quickly set the Cubs down in order in the sixth. With Luis Avilan pitching the seventh, Contreras lined a leadoff double down the right field line.
A Perez one-out RBI single cut the Dodgers’ lead to 3-1 before Avilan managed to get out of the inning. Former Dodgers pitcher Stephen Fife retired Gonzalez, Utley and Barnes in a scoreless seventh inning.
Jamey Wright entered in the eighth and quickly found himself in trouble. The Cubs opened the inning with back-to-back singles, leaving runners on the corners with no outs. Wright walked the bases loaded and later walked in a run with one out.
The Cubs tacked on another via a sacrifice fly to tie the game at 3-3. The tie didn’t last long as Charlie Culberson reached second base on a throwing error. He then scored on Brandon Hicks’ RBI single to left field, despite the ball beating Culberson home by a mile.
Dustin Richardson allowed a two-out single, followed by a two-run homer that gave the Cubs a 5-4 lead. Edgar Olmos entered in the bottom of the ninth and issued a leadoff walk to Willie Calhoun.
Kyle Farmer followed with a base hit, putting the tying and go-ahead runners on base with no outs. Jordan Tarsovich dropped down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring position with one out. Cody Bellinger then walked to load the bases with one out.
Frank Batista replaced Olmos and walked the tying run in. Batista continued to battle control issues and went to a full count against Hicks only to hit him with a pitch, giving the Dodgers a 6-5 walk-off win.