Final score in the second city: Angels 7, Cubbies 6Nibblin' Scott Kazmir and the Angels were able to take advantage of 3 Cub errors to win their first game at Wrigley Field by the score of 7-6. Although he had thrown 105 pitches after 6 innings, Kazmir improved to 4-0 in June and 7-5 this season (including 5 straight wins, all on the road).
The Angel scoring was highlighted by home runs from Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick, and as to Wrigley custom, both home run balls were tossed back onto the field. Hunter's laser shot was the first home run hit by an Angel player at Wrigley Field. Today's game also was the first game back for catcher Jeff Mathis who was returning from the disabled list after suffering a broken wrist.
The Cubs tried to get back into the game in the ninth inning when Francisco Rodriquez walked the first two batters before giving up a long home run to Tyler Colvin. Fernando Rodney relieved Rodriquez and quickly got two graoundball outs,but gave up a huge blast to Derrick Lee to bring the Cubs to within one run. However, Rodney was able to induce another ground out, this time to third baseman Kevin Frandsen to end the game.