The Dodgers never let up on the Cubs, beating them 10-3 in Game 2 of the NLDS. The Cubs were hurt badly by errors, as they had 4 costly ones, including 2 in the Dodgers' 5-run 2nd inning.
The front end of the Dodgers lineup was solid, as each of their first 6 hitters had at least one hit, and their first 3 hitters combined for 7 RBI.
Cubs' starter Carlos Zambrano only gave up 3 earned runs, but the 4 unearned runs put the game out of reach early. Errors by Mark DeRosa, Derek Lee, Aramis Ramirez and Ryan Theriot hurt the Cubs badly.
The other aspect in which the Cubs failed was their offense. Chad Billingsley was very effective against them, allowing only 1 run in 6+ innings, and striking out 7. The Cubs managed only 5 hits in the first 8 innings. They got to Takashi Saito in the 9th, but it wasn't nearly enough. Mark DeRosa drove in Derek Lee and Aramis Ramirez with a double in the 9th for the Cubs' only real threat.
Dodgers closer Jonathon Broxton took over for Saito, and shut the Cubs down with no further damage.
Rafael Furcal: 3-6, 2 R, 2 RBI
Russell Martin: 3-run double
Manny Ramirez: 2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Casey Blake: 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Chad Billingsley: 6.2 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 7 K, 1 BB
Jonathon Broxton: 1 IP, 2 K, 0 H, 0 R
Mark DeRosa: 2-4, R, 2 RBI (error)
Derek Lee: 2-4, R (error)
Jim Edmonds: 1-3, RBI
Carlos Zambrano: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 3 ER, 7 K, 2 BB