The scene at Wednesday afternoon’s Cubs-Dodgers game was a little bit surreal. On a throwback day, both clubs wore uniforms from the 1940s — which meant, of course, that the game being played in Los Angeles featured teams from Chicago and Brooklyn.
The different uniforms must have brought the team some luck, as they once again took advantage of old teammate Ted Lilly and grabbed a 5-1 victory. The win was Carlos Zambrano’s fourth of the year, and one of his better starts all season. He gave up just one run on five hits and a walk over the course of eight strong innings, while also striking out four.
Though Lilly got through five innings mostly unscathed, the offense came to life in the sixth and broke a 1-1 tie by putting four runs on the board. Three Cubs homered on the day — Carlos Pena, Marlon Byrd, and Geovany Soto. The win put a nice cap on the Cubs road trip, before their off-day on Thursday.
The team will next play on Friday at Wrigley, when they host the hot hitting Reds. First pitch will be at 1:20 P.M., CDT.