Austin Barnes, suiting up at catcher while Martin took care of the DH duties, also stroked a double to right that scored Enrique Hernandez in the four-run first inning. The Dodgers extended their lead to six runs in the second frame when Hernandez lined a double of his own to left field, plating both Justin Turner and Max Muncy.
Pederson’s solo shot to right-center in the fourth inning rounded out the day’s scoring for Los Angeles.
Chicago made a game of it in the ninth inning when they loaded the bases on righty reliever Shea Spitzbarth. Left-hander Ben Holmes took over for Spitzbarth and promptly surrendered a two-run single to Johnson, cutting the lead to one run. Holmes hit Joel Booker in the following AB to re-load the bases, but Holmes was able to punchout Jameson Fisher looking to end the game.
On Sunday against the Angels, lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu is slated to start for the Dodgers.
Brock Stewart will start Monday’s game as the Dodgers face the Cubs at Glendale.
Sunday’s first pitch is scheduled for 12:05 PM Pacific time.