Cubs Defeat Dodgers 2-1 @ Wrigley Field

Posted on 30 May 2009 by Lou

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.  Ted Lilly pitched 7 strong innings, giving up just 4 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts.  The lone Dodger run came courtesy of a Matt Kemp solo home run off Lilly in the 7th inning.  The Cubs countered with 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning with a solo home run from Koyie Hill and a sacrifice fly by Kosuke Fukodome.  The Cubs generated 8 hits and 2 walks off of Dodgers starter Chad Billingsley but could never come up with the clutch hit during scoreing opportunities.

Carlos Marmol pitched a scoreless 8th despite issuing 2 walks, while Kevin Gregg picked up his 8th save of the year with a scoreless 9th inning.

The Cubs are now 24-23, but they stil trail the Brewers and Cardinals by 3.5 games inthe NL Central race.

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