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Dempster, Fox lead
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Cubs 3, Dodgers 1
Jake Fox is greeted in the dugout after his second-inning homer. (Mark J. Terrill/AP)
In need of a pick-me-up, the Cubs got help from Ryan Dempster, who pitched seven-plus solid innings, and Jake Fox, who went 4-for-4, including a homer. Carlos Marmol earned his first save since being named the new closer.
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Series at a glance:
CHC
Chi Cubs (62-60)
Won 1
Chi Cubs 3, LA Dodgers 1   LAD
LA Dodgers (74-51)
Lost 1
August 23, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   3 12 1
LA Dodgers
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 3 1
Standings thru 8/23/09  |  Recap: CHC | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Dodgers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Theriot, SS 5 0 2 0 0 0 3 .299
Fuld, CF-LF 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 .283
Lee, D, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .292
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 1 1 0 1 1 1 .316
Fukudome, RF-CF 4 1 1 1 0 1 1 .274
Fox, LF 4 1 4 2 0 0 0 .305
  Grabow, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .224
Hill, K, C 3 0 1 0 1 1 3 .230
Dempster, P 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .128
  Bradley, RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Totals 36 3 12 3 2 6 18  

BATTING
2B: Fukudome (28, Billingsley), Hill, K (8, Belisario).
3B: Ramirez, Ar (1, Billingsley).
HR: Fox (9, 2nd inning off Billingsley, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Theriot 2; Fox 7; Fontenot; Hill, K 2; Fukudome 2; Fuld; Ramirez, Ar 3; Dempster.
RBI: Fox 2 (34), Fukudome (46).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar; Theriot; Dempster 2; Fontenot; Fuld.
GIDP: Lee, D, Hill, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Ar (6, throw).
DP: 3 (Hill, K-Fontenot, Dempster-Theriot-Lee, D, Ramirez, Ar-Fontenot-Lee, D).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .256
Ethier, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .282
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .303
Blake, 3B-1B 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .280
Kemp, CF 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .312
Martin, R, C 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .258
Abreu, 2B 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 .250
Loretta, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .224
  1-Castro, Ju, PR-3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304
Billingsley, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .213
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .319
  McDonald, Ja, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Hudson, O, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .291
  Belisario, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 1 3 1 2 7 10  

a-Singled for Billingsley in the 6th. b-Grounded into a double play for Kuo in the 8th.
1-Ran for Loretta in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Ethier (32, Dempster).
TB: Pierre; Ethier 2; Abreu.
RBI: Abreu (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake.
GIDP: Ethier, Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 1-for-6.
Team LOB: 2.

BASERUNNING
CS: Abreu (1, 2nd base by Dempster/Hill, K).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, M (3, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ramirez, M (Ramirez, Ar at 3rd base).
DP: 2 (Furcal-Abreu-Loretta, Furcal-Loretta).

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Dempster (W, 7-7) 7.0 3 1 0 1 5 0 4.07
Grabow (H, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.88
Marmol (S, 5) 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.39
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Billingsley (L, 12-7) 6.0 9 3 3 1 5 1 3.73
McDonald, Ja 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 4.04
Kuo 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.45
Belisario 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.17

Dempster pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Dempster 101-64, Grabow 17-9, Marmol 16-12, Billingsley 94-60, McDonald, Ja 30-21, Kuo 6-3, Belisario 11-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Dempster 7-6, Grabow 2-0, Marmol 1-0, Billingsley 6-2, McDonald, Ja 1-1, Kuo 0-1, Belisario 2-0.
Batters faced: Dempster 24, Grabow 3, Marmol 3, Billingsley 26, McDonald, Ja 7, Kuo 1, Belisario 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Grabow 1-0, Kuo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Carlson. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Chad Fairchild. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 77 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:46.
Att: 49,711.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 23, 2009
August 23, 2009

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