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LA cruises in Chicago
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Dodgers 8, Cubs 2
Mark Loretta laces a two-run double in the first inning.  (Nam Y. Huh/AP)
The Dodgers posted five runs in the first and didn't look back behind a solid Eric Milton, avoiding their first three-game losing streak of the season with ease in the series finale at Wrigley Field. James Loney went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, and Matt Kemp launched his sixth home run.
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Series at a glance:
LAD
LA Dodgers (35-17)
Won 1
LA Dodgers 8, Chi Cubs 2   CHC
Chi Cubs (25-24)
Lost 1
May 31, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Dodgers
5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0   8 12 0
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2 9 2
Standings thru 5/31/09  |  Recap: LAD | CHC  |  Gameday  |  Dodgers stats  |  Cubs stats
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pierre, LF 6 1 1 0 0 3 4 .374
Furcal, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 2 .245
Hudson, O, 2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 3 .332
Martin, R, C 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 .272
Loney, 1B 5 2 2 2 0 1 4 .289
Kemp, CF 4 1 2 1 1 2 4 .306
Loretta, 3B 4 0 2 2 1 1 1 .321
Hoffmann, RF 4 0 0 1 0 2 5 .200
Milton, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ausmus, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Ethier, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .256
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 39 8 12 7 4 10 26  

a-Hit by pitch for Belisario in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Troncoso in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (3, Marshall, S), Loney (11, Marshall, S).
HR: Kemp (6, 3rd inning off Marshall, S, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Pierre; Loretta 3; Furcal 2; Kemp 5; Hudson, O; Loney 3; Martin, R 2.
RBI: Hudson, O (31), Loney 2 (38), Loretta 2 (10), Hoffmann (7), Kemp (30).
2-out RBI: Kemp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Milton; Hoffmann 2; Loney 2; Pierre.
SF: Hoffmann.
Team RISP: 5-for-16.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kemp (12, 2nd base off Ascanio/Soto, G), Martin, R (7, 2nd base off Patton, D/Soto, G).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hoffmann (Johnson, R at home).
DP: (Hoffmann-Martin, R).

 
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 .246
Theriot, SS 4 1 2 0 0 0 2 .293
Bradley, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .224
Lee, D, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .248
Johnson, R, CF 4 0 3 2 0 0 1 .295
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 4 .216
Scales, 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .239
  Waddell, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hoffpauir, M, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .281
  Patton, D, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Fukudome, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .309
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fontenot, 3B-2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Marshall, S, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .231
  Ascanio, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Fox, PH-3B 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .429
Totals 35 2 9 2 1 9 14  

a-Struck out for Ascanio in the 5th. b-Flied out for Waddell in the 6th. c-Struck out for Marmol in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson, R 2 (3, Milton, Milton), Soriano, A (11, Belisario).
TB: Bradley; Soto, G; Theriot 2; Johnson, R 5; Lee, D; Soriano, A 2.
RBI: Johnson, R 2 (14).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hoffpauir, M 2; Theriot; Fukudome.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Soto, G (2, throw), Marmol (2, fielding).

 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Milton (W, 2-0) 5.1 6 2 2 1 4 0 3.14
Belisario 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.30
Troncoso 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.89
Broxton, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.44
 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Marshall, S (L, 3-4) 4.1 8 8 7 1 2 1 4.73
Ascanio 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.52
Waddell 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Patton, D 1.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 6.46
Marmol 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.13
Gregg 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.64

WP: Troncoso.
HBP: Milton (by Marshall, S), Ausmus (by Marmol), Lee, D (by Milton).
Pitches-strikes: Milton 86-59, Belisario 37-25, Troncoso 15-11, Broxton, J 12-10, Marshall, S 72-47, Ascanio 12-6, Waddell 14-10, Patton, D 18-12, Marmol 22-10, Gregg 23-13.
Groundouts-flyouts: Milton 3-5, Belisario 1-2, Troncoso 1-1, Broxton, J 1-0, Marshall, S 6-2, Ascanio 1-0, Waddell 1-0, Patton, D 0-1, Marmol 2-0, Gregg 2-0.
Batters faced: Milton 23, Belisario 6, Troncoso 5, Broxton, J 3, Marshall, S 23, Ascanio 3, Waddell 4, Patton, D 5, Marmol 6, Gregg 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Belisario 2-0, Ascanio 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Rob Drake. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 56 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 3:05.
Att: 40,091.
Venue: Wrigley Field.
May 31, 2009
May 31, 2009

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