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LA runs away late
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Dodgers 7, Cubs 2
Casey Blake grounds into a forceout in the first inning tonight. (Harry How/Getty Images)
Russell Martin broke a 2-2 tie with a grand slam in the sixth, making the Cubs pay for intentionally walking James Loney to get to him, as the Dodgers took the series opener. Jeff Weaver settled for a no-decision, but delivered 5 1/3 solid innings -- his longest outing of the season.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (61-58)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 7, Chi Cubs 2   LAD
LA Dodgers (72-50)
Won 1
August 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 1
LA Dodgers
1 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 8/20/09  |  Recap: CHC | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Dodgers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 .299
Bradley, RF 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 .257
Lee, D, 1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 1 .295
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .322
Fukudome, CF 3 1 3 1 1 0 0 .277
Soriano, A, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 5 .241
Baker, Je, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 2 5 .287
Hill, K, C 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .228
Gorzelanny, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
  a-Miles, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .181
  Guzman, A, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Caridad, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Gregg, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Fox, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .290
Totals 35 2 8 2 3 7 18  

a-Grounded out for Gorzelanny in the 6th. b-Struck out for Gregg in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Baker, Je (9, Weaver, Jf).
HR: Fukudome (11, 2nd inning off Weaver, Jf, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar; Baker, Je 2; Theriot; Fukudome 6; Lee, D 2.
RBI: Fukudome (45), Ramirez, Ar (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gorzelanny; Baker, Je 2; Miles; Lee, D.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Gorzelanny (1, pickoff).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 5 1 2 1 0 2 0 .261
Kemp, CF 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 .310
Ethier, RF 4 0 0 1 0 1 3 .283
Ramirez, M, LF 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 .313
Blake, 3B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .281
Hudson, O, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .295
Loney, 1B 3 1 0 0 1 1 2 .277
Martin, R, C 3 2 1 4 1 0 0 .262
Weaver, Jf, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .250
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Abreu, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mota, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Totals 33 7 11 7 2 7 9  

a-Grounded out for Belisario in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez, M (20, Caridad).
HR: Martin, R (4, 6th inning off Guzman, A, 3 on, 1 out).
TB: Hudson, O; Blake 2; Furcal 2; Ramirez, M 4; Kemp 2; Martin, R 4.
RBI: Ethier (83), Furcal (35), Martin, R 4 (38), Blake (68).
2-out RBI: Furcal; Blake.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hudson, O; Ethier; Loney.
SAC: Weaver, Jf; Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 4-for-9.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Gorzelanny 5.0 5 2 2 1 4 0 4.94
Guzman, A (L, 2-3) 1.0 3 4 4 1 1 1 3.33
Caridad 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 3.68
Gregg 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.40
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Weaver, Jf 5.1 5 2 2 2 4 1 3.69
Belisario (W, 2-3) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.21
Troncoso 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.73
Mota 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.45

IBB: Hill, K (by Weaver, Jf), Fukudome (by Weaver, Jf), Loney (by Guzman, A).
HBP: Bradley (by Weaver, Jf).
Pitches-strikes: Gorzelanny 82-52, Guzman, A 20-11, Caridad 25-18, Gregg 14-10, Weaver, Jf 84-50, Belisario 10-4, Troncoso 18-9, Mota 44-27.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gorzelanny 7-2, Guzman, A 2-0, Caridad 0-1, Gregg 2-1, Weaver, Jf 6-4, Belisario 2-0, Troncoso 2-0, Mota 0-4.
Batters faced: Gorzelanny 21, Guzman, A 7, Caridad 6, Gregg 3, Weaver, Jf 24, Belisario 3, Troncoso 4, Mota 8.
Inherited runners-scored: Belisario 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Marty Foster. 1B: Chad Fairchild. 2B: Wally Bell. 3B: Mark Carlson.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:01.
Att: 48,974.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009

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