The box score is going to show only one error for the Cubs, but the fact was that the Dodgers got two gifts tonight thanks to shoddy glovesmanship from the visiting Cubs. Joe Mather let Matt Kemp's fly ball go off his glove and over the wall in center, allowing the Dodgers to take a 2-1 lead in the fourth. And then Starlin Castro let a Hanley Ramirez grounder go right under his glove, scoring Shane Victorino (who had doubled, later advancing on an Andre Ethier FC) with two out in the eighth.
That was all she wrote thanks to a shutdown eighth from Ronald Belisario and a ninth from Kenley Jansen. Clayton Kershaw went seven and gave up one run with 7 Ks over 112 pitches. Dodgers remain a half-game back of San Francisco, who again beat the tar out of the Rockies in Denver; Arizona dropped to three games off the lead after being shut out in Philly.