Brett Anderson provided a solid five-innings against his previous team, outfielder Albert Almora Jr made two spectacular catches at the foot of the creeper and the Chicago Cubs blew the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Thursday.
Anderson (2-0) triumphed in what was his debut at Wrigley Field with the Cubs. The left-hander improved to 0.84 after two starts with his new club.
As a newcomer, Anderson is the only member of the Cubs who was not given a World Series champion ring at Wednesday’s celebration. It allowed three hits but gave four tickets.
Three Dodgers were stranded on the trails during Anderson’s job, largely thanks to Almora’s performance.
Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell hit long homers, their first in the campaign. The two shots came before Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-2).
By the Dodgers, Cubans Yasiel Puig 3-1, Yasmani Grandal 4-1. Mexican Adrian Gonzalez 2-0. The Puerto Rican Kike Hernandez 2-1.
For the Cubs, Willson Contreras 4-1. Javier Báez of 2-1 with an annotated.