Cubs 4, Dodgers 1

By Chris Rewers on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Hero: Finally, the Demp we know and love. Ryan Dempster, who turned 34 on Tuesday, walked the first two batters he faced on eight straight balls, but bounced back to work seven solid innings. Dempster- who lowered his ERA to 8.05 while not figuring in the decision- allowed one (earned) run on six hits while walking two and striking out five.

"To say this was the best outing of Ryan Dempster's season would be probably the understatement of the year," Len Kasper said during the WGN telecast."He was really good."

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Dodgers 5, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Hero: Alfonso Soriano took over the major league lead in home runs when he belted his 11th of the season leading off the seventh.

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Dodgers 12, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Friday, April 22, 2011

Hero: Kosuke Fukudome went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .417.

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Dodger Blue Vs. Cubbie Blues

By Chris Rewers on Saturday, July 10, 2010

There's a soft place in our hearts for Ned Colletti, a former sportswriter and native Chicagoan who grew up a Cubs fan, and in the span of a little over two decades worked his way up from the bottom of the Cubs front office to become the general manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Dodgers 3, Cubs 2

By Chris Rewers on Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hero: All-Star Marlon Byrd went 3-for-4 to raise his average to .312 and made a fine running catch of a Matt Kemp fly ball for the final out of the fifth to save two runs. He also was ejected by first-base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt after striking out against Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton in the ninth.

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Cubs 3, Dodgers 0

By Chris Rewers on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hero: Ryan Dempster (3-4) won for the first time since April 23 and ended a stretch in which he posted four losses and a no-decision. Dempster worked eight shutout innings. He allowed just three hits, walked one, struck out seven, and retired the final 13 batters he faced. Only four Dodgers reached base - two in the first inning and two more in the fourth.

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