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Furcal leads rally to back Kershaw's gem

Rafael Furcal hit a two-run homer to put the Dodgers ahead for good in the seventh to support Clayton Kershaw, who had a season-high 12 K's as L.A. knocked off the Cubs in the opener of a four-game set.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
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
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.
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
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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Wells(L, 4-7)7.06331714.61
Kershaw(W, 9-4)8.072201212.96
Broxton, J(S, 19)1.01000101.93
Game Scores: Wells , Kershaw .
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