Borah High grad Fife wins for Dodgers; former Boise Hawk Watkins makes MLB debut


Borah High graduate Stephen Fife (4-3) set the table for a Dodger shutout with five strikeouts in 5 1⁄3 innings.

JOE RAYMOND — The Associated Press

CHICAGO — A.J. Ellis hit an RBI single, Boise native Stephen Fife pitched into the sixth inning and Los Angeles extended its franchise-record road winning streak to 14 with a win over Chicago.

The Dodgers haven’t lost on the road since July 6 in San Francisco, Fife’s last start. The NL record for consecutive road wins is 17 by the New York Giants in 1916. The Dodgers also swept the Cubs in a series of four or more games at Wrigley Field for the first time since 1988.

“We have an unbelievable squad from top to bottom,” Fife said. “The defense plays well. Guys are doing their job offensively. And then the bullpen is unbelievable.”

Fife left after 98 pitches. He gave up seven hits and walked two batters.

Logan Watkins, who played for the Boise Hawks in 2009, made his major-league debut for the Cubs in place of injured infielder Luis Valbuena. Playing second base and hitting seventh, Watkins chased Fife from the game with his first hit, a single to shallow left that loaded the bases.

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