Toles said the assumption by some that he took his eye off the ball to see where Bryant was on the bases was incorrect.
"No, it went up in the lights," said Toles, in only his second Wrigley Field start. "Like, Joc [Pederson, center fielder] was coming, but I couldn't hear him call it, so I looked out of my peripheral [vision] and when I looked back, it was in the lights."
Toles, who led off the game with a single only to be erased on a double play, summed up the feeling of committing an error on such a high-leverage stage.
"It wasn't good," he said. "I don't know, it's over now, so you can't do nothing about it. Just try not to do it in the future."
The Dodgers committed seven errors in the series to three for the Cubs, with six of the Cubs' runs unearned.
Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.