Suzuki has 3 RBI as Cubs beat Dodgers 9-7
By: Mike Stiles - Saturday, April 6, 2024

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(CHICAGO) – Seiya Suzuki had 3 RBI and Michael Busch homered against his former team, helping the Chicago Cubs beat Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles dodgers 9-7 on Friday. Dansby Swanson also connected as Chicago earned its fifth consecutive win after dropping its first two games of the season. Ian Happ added a key two-run triple on a windy, sun-splashed afternoon, and Nick Madrigan had two hits. Suzuki got the better of Ohtani in the opener of a weekend series that features four of the majors' best Japanese players. Ohtani hit a two run homer in his first career game at Wrigley Field, but Suzuki lined a two-run double during Chicago's five-run second inning and lofted a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Teoscar Hernández had three hits and four RBI for Los Angeles, which had won four in a row and six of seven overall. Will Smith had four hits and Freddie Freeman scored three runs in the Dodgers' first true road game of the season. Los Angeles right-hander Bobby Miller (1-1) was tagged for five runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings on his 25th birthday. Miller grew up in McHenry, Illinois, about 50 miles northwest of Chicago. Drew Smyly (1-1) worked 2 2/3 innings for the win. Adbert Alzolay got three outs for his first save of the season.