CHICAGO – The Cubs had runners on second and third after left fielder Brian Goodwin dropped Jason Heyward's sinking sacrifice, but Cody Allen struck out Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber to end the game.
Schwarber threw his batting helmet down and had to be restrained by third base coach Will Venable after third base umpire. Manager Joe Maddon then continued the argument as the umpires made their way off the field. pic.twitter.com/5YAyC4nMQ9
Playing without Mike Trout once again because of a serious injury, the Angels stopped a five -game road slide. Trout is receiving treatment in Southern California and could rejoin the team during its next series in Texas.
Zack Cozart went 1 for 33 in his first 13 games this season. But he hit an RBI single in Los Angeles' three-run second and singled again in the fourth and eighth. Kyle Hendricks (0-3) allowed three runs, two earned, and six hits in five innings in his third consecutive loss to start the year.
fifth. But Buttrey (1-0) replaced Chris Stratton and retired Heyward on a grounder to first, ending the inning.
The Angels added two more in the sixth on the base-loaded walks for pinch-hitter Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun, and Peter Bourjos hit a sacrifice fly in the eighth. The donkey got two back on Mark Zagunis' single in the bottom half of the eighth, but Allen found Descalso to end the inning.
Maddon had Kris Bryant on his bench, but he sent Zagunis up to hit for reliever Brandon Kintzler. Bryant is batting .194 (7 for 36) with 13 strikeouts in his last nine games.
Maddon said before the game it was a planned day off for Bryant and had nothing to do with his recent trouble.
"I Had a really good conversation with him yesterday, "Maddon said. "He's actually in a good place."
The Angels jumped in front with three in the second, helped by another catcher interference call on the cubs and a solid play by an exuberant fan in the front row at Wrigley Field.  After Jonathan Lucroy led off with a single, Goodwin hit a foul popup near the Cubs' dugout. Báez and third base man David Bote tried to chase down the ball, but a fan made the catch with his glove right as they arrived. The man appeared to apologize as Báez and Bote headed back to the field
Goodwin and David Fletcher then hit consecutive singles to give Los Angeles a 1-0 lead. Launched on the fourth catcher interference call on the Cubs already this year, and Cozart singled in Goodwin. Strange PLAY
Angels first baseman Justin Bour had an adventurous start to his day when he hit a line in the corner in right in the first. Bourbon made a wide turn around first and Ben Zobrist threw behind him, but the ball went off Bour's leg and into foul territory. Umpire Marty Foster ruled Bour was safe, but the bigger slugger got up, started back to the dugout and was tagged out by Báez.