Dodgers’ win streak on road reaches 14CHICAGO - The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame another injury scare and extended their franchise-record road winning streak to 14 games.
A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single, and Stephen Fife pitched into the sixth inning on a day when Zack Greinke was pushed back for rest to help the Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.
Manager Don Mattingly moved Greinke’s scheduled start to Monday, saying he wanted to keep his starting pitchers fresh and rested. Mattingly said there was nothing wrong with Greinke, who will face the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday.
A day after rookie Yasiel Puig injured his thumb trying to make a catch, another Dodgers star was hurt. Shortstop Hanley Ramirez exited the game in the seventh inning with a jammed right shoulder after he tumbled into the stands catching a fly ball. He held his right shoulder as he walked off the field.
The Dodgers haven’t lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco. The NL record for consecutive road wins is 17, accomplished by the New York Giants in 1916. The last team to win 14 straight road games was the Detroit Tigers in 1984.