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Cubs take nail-biter
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Cubs 3, Dodgers 1
Derrek Lee watches his homer sail into the left-field bleachers. (Paul Beaty/AP)
Ryan Dempster found himself on the brink of defeat, but he escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the sixth to preserve a one-run lead and his sixth victory. Derrek Lee provided the punch, hitting his 250th career homer, a two-run shot in the first.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 05/26: CHC 3, LAD 1
  • Tue. 05/27: CHC 3, LAD 1
  • Wed. 05/28: CHC 2, LAD 1
LAD
LA Dodgers (26-24)
Lost 1
Chi Cubs 3, LA Dodgers 1   CHC
Chi Cubs (30-21)
Won 1
May 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   1 10 0
Chi Cubs
2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X   3 7 0
Standings thru 5/26/08  |  Recap: LAD | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Cubs stats
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pierre, LF4021100.292
Ethier, RF5020004.302
Martin, C5010014.310
Kent, 2B4030001.242
  1-Hu, PR-SS1000011.185
Sweeney, 1B4000004.100
Kemp, CF3120110.315
DeWitt, 3B3000114.299
Maza, SS2000103.438
  b-Loney, PH1000013.274
  Proctor, P0000000.000
Billingsley, P2000012.111
  a-Tiffee, PH1000000.500
  Park, P0000000.000
  c-Young, PH-2B1000003.259
Totals3611014629 

a-Grounded out for Billingsley in the 7th. b-Struck out for Maza in the 8th. c-Flied out for Park in the 8th.
1-Ran for Kent in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ethier (11, Dempster), Kemp 2 (11, Dempster, Howry).
TB: Pierre 2; Ethier 3; Martin; Kent 3; Kemp 4.
RBI: Pierre (17).
2-out RBI: Pierre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney; Ethier; Maza 2; Martin; Young 2; Hu.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Pierre (19, 2nd base off Dempster/Soto).

FIELDING
DP: (Billingsley-Martin-Sweeney).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF2000210.273
Theriot, SS3110103.309
Lee, 1B4112022.300
Ramirez, 3B4121010.299
Fukudome, RF4000023.294
Soto, C4000010.299
Edmonds, CF3010010.173
DeRosa, 2B3010021.315
Dempster, P2000011.143
  a-Hoffpauir, PH1010000.400
  Howry, P0000000.000
  Wood, P0000000.000
Totals3037331110 

a-Singled for Dempster in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Lee (12, 1st inning off Billingsley, 1 on, 1 out), Ramirez (9, 8th inning off Proctor, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot; Lee 4; Ramirez 5; Edmonds; DeRosa; Hoffpauir.
RBI: Lee 2 (36), Ramirez (36).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Theriot 2.
GIDP: Fukudome.
Team LOB: 6.

 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Billingsley (L, 4-6)6.04222713.68
Park 1.02001102.10
Proctor 1.01110315.25
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dempster (W, 6-2)7.07113302.56
Howry (H, 7)1.02001105.00
Wood (S, 11)1.01000203.38

IBB: DeWitt (by Howry).
Pitches-strikes: Billingsley 83-56, Park 26-16, Proctor 21-13, Dempster 117-71, Howry 24-14, Wood 18-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Billingsley 6-5, Park 2-0, Proctor 0-0, Dempster 8-9, Howry 0-2, Wood 0-1.
Batters faced: Billingsley 23, Park 6, Proctor 4, Dempster 30, Howry 6, Wood 4.
Umpires: HP: Mike Reilly. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 75 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:51.
Att: 41,583.

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