How it happened: Brett Jackson went 2-for-4 in his major league debut and Anthony Rizzo knocked in three runs but it wasn’t enough. Jackson got his first hit in the fifth inning on a single to right and added a single to left in the seventh. Rizzo tied the game at 6 with a homer to lead off the ninth, but the Dodgers rallied in the bottom half of the inning when Hanley Ramirez singled to left to bring home Matt Kemp with the winning run. Cubs starter Justin Germano allowed two runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings, striking out three and walking none.
What it means: The Cubs were swept by the Dodgers and have lost five straight games. They are now 16-39 on the road this season.
Outside the box: Third baseman Josh Vitters also made his major league debut on Sunday, flying out to left in a pinch hit at-bat in the seventh.
Up next: The Cubs move on to San Diego to start a three-game series against the Padres on Monday. Lefty Travis Wood (4-7, 4.90) will take the ball for the Cubs against Padres lefty Eric Stults (1-2, 3.11) in a 9:05 CT start.