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Recap: Dodgers 6, Cubs 2
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Wrigley Field
Date: August 02, 2013 4:05 PM EDT
  

CHICAGO (AP) - Mark Ellis extended his hitting streak to 13 games before both he and manager Don Mattingly were ejected, and the Los Angeles Dodgers matched an 89-year-old club record with their 12th straight road victory, beating the Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Friday.

Ellis doubled and scored in the third before being tossed when he and Mattingly argued a called third strike in the fourth inning, but that didn't stop the Dodgers from improving to 12-2 since the All-Star break.

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The NL West leaders remained unbeaten on the road since a loss at San Francisco on July 6 and matched the 1924 Brooklyn Robins for the longest streak in franchise history.

Nick Punto added two hits and drove in two runs, and Adrian Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig each added a pair of hits and scored a run for the Dodgers.

Los Angeles took control early, scoring two in the third and two more in the fourth while building a 5-1 lead and chasing All-Star Travis Wood (7-8).

That was enough for Hyun-Jin Ryu (10-3), who became the first Dodgers rookie to win 10 games since Kazuhisa Ishii in 2002. The left-hander matched a season high by allowing 11 hits in 5 1-3 innings but held Chicago to just two runs. He also struck out six without a walk.

Junior Lake became the first Cubs player since at least 1916 to collect four hits twice in his first 16 major league games - and the first in the majors to do so since St. Louis' Bo Hart in 2003.

But with Wood struggling with his control, the Cubs lost for the fifth time in six games.

The left-hander lasted just 3 1-3 innings in his shortest outing of the season, allowing five runs and seven hits. He threw 96 pitches and walked five, including four in a row in the third to force in the inning's second run after back-to-back doubles by Ellis and Punto.

That made it 3-1, and the Dodgers added to their lead in the fourth after Ellis and Mattingly got tossed.

NOTES: President of baseball operations Theo Epstein said July was a winning month for the Cubs, and he wasn't talking just about their 14-13 record. They beefed up their farm system by trading away Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza and signing draft picks and international players. ``It was a good month,' Epstein said. ``For people who are wanting things to go well in the organization, looking for progress, they can see the progress, seize onto it. It's a time for hope and optimism. That applies to all of us. It was easier to come to work the last few days than it was a couple months ago. It's an important time to remind everyone, remind ourselves, that the progress isn't linear. There are going to be other really bad months.'... Mattingly said pitcher Stephen Fife, on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis, will ``chuck' for Triple-A Albuquerque or in Chicago on Sunday. If Fife is with Albuquerque, he would presumably pitch. But Mattingly was a bit evasive when asked if Fife would throw on the side or pitch in a game on Sunday if he's in Chicago. Zack Greinke is scheduled to start that day for the Dodgers, and Mattingly said, ``Right now we're in line.'

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Dodgers at Cubs
Thu, Aug 1 Final 6 to 4
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Dodgers at Cubs
Fri, Aug 2 Final 6 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Dodgers at Cubs
Sat, Aug 3 Final 3 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Dodgers at Cubs
Sun, Aug 4 Final 1 to 0
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -123   +130   9 
 CHC  +113   -150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  -136   +125   9 
 CHC  +126   -145   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 LAD  57%   42%   25% 
 CHC  43%   58%   75% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Aug 1, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 6 Cover: +100 
 CHC 4 Over: 10 
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 Mar 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 8 Cover: +130 
 LAD 1 Over: 9 
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 Feb 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 11 Cover: +100 
 CHC 7 Over: 18 
 Tools:   Recaps
 Feb 25, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHC 6 Over: 13 
 LAD 7 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, Aug 2
 
    Dodgers at Cubs
4:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Braves at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Indians at Marlins
7:10 PM EDT
    Royals at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Giants at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Nationals at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Astros at Twins
8:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Athletics
10:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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