CHICAGO (Ticker) -- While the
Los Angeles Dodgers
completed their first winning road trip since mid-June,
moved closer to the consecutive saves record.
at bay for seven innings, Gagne came on in the ninth and recorded his 49th straight save as the Dodgers posted a 3-0 victory.
With the record for most consecutive saves to start a season already under his belt, Gagne started the ninth in relief of
and watched his first pitch to
go into the right-center field gap for a double.
But that was all the Cubs would muster, as Gagne struck out
and former teammate
around a popout to come within five of
's all-time record for most consecutive saves converted.
Gordon, who currently serves as the closer for the
Chicago White Sox
, notched 54 straight for Boston from April 19, 1998-June 5, 1999.
Nomo (14-9) posted his fifth win in six decisions, allowing four hits and four walks with three strikeouts. The Japanese righthander, who has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 21 of his 27 starts this season, evened his lifetime record against the Cubs to 5-5.
gave Nomo all the support he needed in the fourth inning, stroking an RBI single and scoring on
's base hit. Beltre has driven in at least one run in nine of his last 13 starts and has 19 RBI in August.
(11-9) had his personal five-game winning streak snapped, yielding two runs and five hits in seven innings. Coming off the first shutout of his career, the righthander walked three and struck out five.