Chris Capuano was charged with five runs and six hits in 4 1/3 innings Thursday as the Dodgers fell to the Chicago Cubs, 8-1, at Camelback Ranch.
“I had a little trouble with the fastball command early in the game today,” Capuano said.
Capuano served up a three-run triple to Welington Castillo in the first inning. He gave up three hits and hit a batter in a two-run third inning for the Cubs.
Capuano said he felt his command improve as the game progressed. He pitched a perfect fourth inning and retired the only batter he faced in the fifth.
Even with most of their projected starting position players in the game, the Dodgers were limited to four hits. They didn’t score until the ninth inning, when Juan Uribe doubled to center field to score Elian Herrera.