Postgame: Dodgers 2, Cubs 0

The Dodgers beat the Cubs today 2-0 at Dodger Stadium. For a full recap and boxscore click here.

THE BARE ESSENTIALS:

Charlie Haeger simply shut the down the Cubs today, going 7+ scoreless innings and earning his first win with the Dodgers. He allowed only three hits and four walks.

Meanwhile, the Dodgers’ two runs came on solo jacks from Matt Kemp and Casey Blake. Kemp’s homer, a huge shot to left, came in the second inning, and Blake’s was in the fourth.

Interestingly, Jonathan Broxton — who’s posted a 3.86 ERA in August — pitched the eighth, and George Sherrill pitched the ninth. Sherrill was a bit shaky in the ninth, but got the job done in his first save opportunity as a Dodger. He’s still yet to give up a run since he was acquired.

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In the eighth inning, Matt Kemp lost a fly ball while playing right field. It was ruled a double, and it put runners on second and third with one out for Aramis Ramirez, but Broxton shut the door.

Haeger threw more fastballs today then the two he threw in his first start, but he still made his living with the knuckler. It’d be hard to not give him another go after that performance.

The Rockies and Giants play at 5 p.m. If Colorado wins, they’ll stay just 4.5 games back of the Dodgers.

ON DECK:

The Dodgers try to sweep the four-game set with the Cubs, sending Chad Billingsley (12-6, 3.70) against Ryan Dempster (6-7, 4.28).

Postgame: Dodgers 2, Cubs 1

The Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1 tonight at Dodger Stadium. For a full box and recap

THE BARE ESSENTIALS:

* Three Dodger pitchers combined to limit the Cubs to a season-low one hit…The last time the Dodgers one-hit an opponent was July 7, 2008, when Hiroki Kuroda shut out the Braves 3-0…the Cubs were limited to one hit for the first time since August 31, 2005 by Derek Lowe and the Dodgers at Wrigley Field.

* On the eve of his 33rd birthday, Randy Wolf went 1-for-1 with a double, a walk, and two RBI…With 11 RBI, he tied his career high set in 2003 as a member of the Phillies…Wolf also tied a career-best four-game hit streak, going 6-for-10 (.600) with two doubles, a home run, and five RBI in that span…Wolf’s 11 RBI are tops among Dodger pitchers and are the most RBI by a Los Angeles pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela’s 11 RBI in 1990…Don Drysdale holds the Los Angeles Dodgers record for RBI by a pitcher with 19 set in 1965.

* Wolf allowed a season-low one hit in 7.0 innings…he is 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA (5 ER/22.2 IP) in his last three starts.

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* Los Angeles improved to 73-50 and leads St. Louis (70-54) by 3.5 games for the best record in the Senior Circuit.

* Juan Pierre has six hits in his last 10 pinch-hit opportunities dating to August 8…Pierre is batting .333 (10-for-30) with two walks and two sacrifices in 34 pinch-hitting appearances overall.

* The Dodgers improved to 22-16 in one-run games, 18-6 at home.