Cubs put on impressive power display in L.A.
The Cubs certainly brought their power bats to Los Angeles in an 8-2 victory over the Dodgers.
David Ross’ group smashed 5 homers against the Dodgers, including 3 in the 8th inning alone.
Yan Gomes crushed his 2nd blast of the season in the 5th inning and the Cubs clung to a 3-2 lead into the top of the 8th inning.
That’s when the power bats really came out.
Ian Happ led off the inning with a 423-foot homer and two pitches later, Seiya Suzuki followed suit.
Two batters after that, Patrick Wisdom sent a full count pitch into the left field bleachers. And just like that, the Cubs held a 6-2 lead.
It was Wisdom’s team-leading 4th homer of the year and it was Happ’s 2nd longball (and first since he signed a 3-year contract extension Wednesday).
Friday marked Suzuki’s return to the lineup after missing the first 11 games of the season with an oblique injury.
For good measure, Gomes smacked another homer in the top of the 9th inning, tucking one just inside the left field foul pole.
It was the Cubs’ first win in Los Angeles since the combined no-hitter on June 24, 2021.