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Cubs come back to flip Penny
Dodgers' win streak clipped
After cruising through five innings of three-hit ball and staked to a 3-1 lead by his teammates, things suddenly fell apart for Brad Penny in the sixth inning Tuesday. The righty yielded four runs on five hits in the fateful frame as the Dodgers fell short in their bid for a fourth straight win.
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Cubs 6, Dodgers 3
Ryan Dempster (left) celebrates with Henry Blanco after locking down his 20th save in 22 tries. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
Series at a glance:
Blanco buoys batterymate
Henry Blanco set a season high with three RBIs to help lift Mark Prior to his 10th win Tuesday. Blanco's two-run single on a 3-2 count with two out in the sixth gave the Cubs their first lead of the series against the Dodgers, and his squeeze bunt in the eighth added an insurance run.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 30, 2005
DET
CLE
PPD
LAD
LA Dodgers (60-72)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 6, LA Dodgers 3   CHC
Chi Cubs (63-69)
Won 1
August 30, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   3 10 0
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 X   6 11 0
Standings through 8/30/05  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers Stats  |  Cubs Stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Werth, CF4000022.243
Robles, SS4110001.283
Kent, 2B4121010.294
Ledee, LF4010012.291
Phillips, 1B3011001.244
Dessens, P0000000.000
Brazoban, P0000000.000
a-Perez, A, PH1000000.321
Edwards, 3B4111001.261
Navarro, C4020011.278
Cruz, RF4010021.222
Penny, P2010001.114
Choi, 1B1000000.257
b-Saenz, PH1000002.283
Totals3631030712 

a-Lined out for Brazoban in the 9th. b-Flied out for Choi in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kent (32, Prior), Navarro (3, Dempster).
HR: Edwards (2, 2nd inning off Prior, 0 on, 0 out), Kent (24, 6th inning off Prior, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Robles; Kent 6; Ledee; Phillips; Edwards 4; Navarro 3; Cruz; Penny.
RBI: Phillips (53), Edwards (10), Kent (89).
2-out RBI: Phillips.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro; Saenz.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hairston, CF-LF5010002.267
Cedeno, SS3120010.292
Lee, 1B3110112.346
Burnitz, RF3111102.269
Garciaparra, 3B3112013.267
Walker, 2B4120001.303
Murton, LF3110002.339
Dempster, P0000000.077
Blanco, C3013001.236
Prior, P1000010.205
a-Macias, PH1000001.276
Ohman, P0000000.000
Novoa, P0000000.000
b-McClain, PH1010000.500
1-Patterson, PR-CF0000000.224
Totals3061162414 

a-Grounded out for Prior in the 6th. b-Doubled for Novoa in the 8th.
1-Ran for McClain in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hairston (21, Penny), Lee (43, Penny), Walker (22, Brazoban), McClain (1, Brazoban).
HR: Garciaparra (4, 2nd inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Hairston 2; Cedeno 2; Lee 2; Burnitz; Garciaparra 4; Walker 3; Murton; Blanco; McClain 2.
RBI: Garciaparra 2 (11), Burnitz (70), Blanco 3 (20).
2-out RBI: Blanco 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burnitz; Hairston 2; Garciaparra.
S: Cedeno; Prior; Murton; Blanco.
SF: Garciaparra.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno (1, 2nd base off Dessens/Navarro), Murton (1, 2nd base off Penny/Navarro).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hairston (Kent at home).

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Penny (L, 6-9)5.28551213.91
Dessens 1.11001203.04
Brazoban 1.02110005.74
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Prior (W, 10-5)6.08330723.72
Ohman (H, 10)1.00000002.34
Novoa (H, 7)1.00000003.28
Dempster (S, 20)1.02000003.77

Pitches-strikes: Penny 85-55, Dessens 32-21, Brazoban 11-7, Prior 94-63, Ohman 14-6, Novoa 12-6, Dempster 25-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Penny 7-8, Dessens 1-1, Brazoban 2-1, Prior 6-4, Ohman 1-2, Novoa 2-1, Dempster 0-3.
Batters faced: Penny 26, Dessens 6, Brazoban 5, Prior 25, Ohman 3, Novoa 3, Dempster 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Dessens 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 70 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:38.
Att: 37,552.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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