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Cubs stumble in opener vs. Dodgers

Randy Wells scattered six hits over seven innings, including a two-run homer in the seventh to Rafael Furcal, which proved to be the difference as the Cubs fell to L.A. in the opener of a four-game set.

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MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Theriot, 2B4010020.279
Byrd, CF4030010.312
Lee, D, 1B4000002.230
Ramirez, Ar, 3B4120012.195
1-Fontenot, PR0000000.300
Soto, G, C3011010.279
b-Fukudome, PH1000001.259
Soriano, A, LF3111011.276
Nady, RF3000022.233
Colvin, RF0000000.269
Castro, S, SS3000020.265
Wells, P2000020.154
a-Baker, Je, PH1000010.237
Russell, P0000000.000
Totals322820138.254
a-Struck out for Wells in the 8th. b-Flied out for Soto, G in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ramirez, Ar in the 9th.
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS3232000.339
Kemp, CF3000113.264
Ethier, RF4000013.317
Loney, 1B4021010.307
Blake, 3B4000012.254
Paul, LF3000011.243
Johnson, R, LF0000000.291
Martin, R, C3110010.247
DeWitt, 2B3000011.271
Carroll, 2B0000000.289
Kershaw, P2000010.065
Broxton, J, P0000000.000
Totals293631810.268
BATTING
2B: Ramirez, Ar (8, Kershaw).
HR: Soriano, A (15, 2nd inning off Kershaw, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ramirez, Ar 3; Soto, G; Theriot; Soriano, A 4; Byrd 3.
RBI: Soriano, A (43), Soto, G (24).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez, Ar.
GIDP: Ramirez, Ar, Nady.
Team RISP: 1-for-2.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Theriot (4, 2nd base by Kershaw/Martin, R).
PO: Theriot (1st base by Kershaw).

FIELDING
E: Ramirez, Ar (9, fielding).
DP: (Lee, D-Castro, S-Wells).

BATTING
2B: Furcal (14, Wells).
HR: Furcal (6, 7th inning off Wells, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Furcal 7; Loney 2; Martin, R.
RBI: Loney (58), Furcal 2 (35).
2-out RBI: Loney; Furcal 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ethier; Kemp.
SAC: Kershaw.
GIDP: Ethier.
Team RISP: 2-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Furcal (14, 2nd base off Wells/Soto, G).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Ethier (Byrd at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Blake-DeWitt-Loney, Furcal-Loney).
Pickoffs: Kershaw (Theriot at 1st base).

Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wells(L, 4-7)7.06331714.61
Russell1.00000103.96
Totals8.06331813.90
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kershaw(W, 9-4)8.072201212.96
Broxton, J(S, 19)1.01000101.93
Totals9.082201314.07
WP: Kershaw.
HBP: Furcal (by Wells).
Pitches-strikes: Wells 106-66, Russell 11-6, Kershaw 97-70, Broxton, J 14-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wells 9-3, Russell 1-1, Kershaw 6-2, Broxton, J 0-2.
Batters faced: Wells 29, Russell 3, Kershaw 28, Broxton, J 4.
Ejections: Chicago Cubs center fielder Marlon Byrd ejected by 1B umpire Hunter Wendelstedt (9th)
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Jerry Layne.
Weather: 68 degrees, clear.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:15.
Att: 43,640.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
July 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media