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Dodgers' unfamiliar lineup against left-hander Jose Quintana impotent in loss to Cubs


For the first time since April 5, the Dodgers faced a left-handed starting pitcher Tuesday when they began a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs.


He remains in a strict platoon in left field with Chris Taylor, who entered the game batting .170 with a .531 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.


Cubs manager Joe Maddon elected to replace Quintana with Steve Cishek, a right-hander, and the Dodgers quickly brewed a threat in the eighth inning.


Justin Turner and pinch-hitter Alex Verdugo supplied consecutive one-out singles to prompt Maddon to insert left-hander Kyle Ryan to face the left-handed-hitting Corey Seager.


Command vexed Maeda in the first inning -- and home plate umpire Ted Barrett’s tight strike zone didn’t help.


Quintana reached on a strikeout to lead off the bottom of the sixth because Urias’s curveball went through the legs of catcher Austin Barnes.






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