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Dodgers make early output hold up for 4-0 victory over Chicago Cubs

Dodgers make early output hold up for 4-0 victory over Chicago Cubs

Score early and hang on. Not the greatest approach maybe, but over the course of a six-month season, you win games any and every way you can. So the Dodgers scored a pair of runs in the first and second innings, held on as Carlos Frias flirted with constant trouble and then received another strong four innings from their bullpen to beat the Cubs, 4-0, on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field. The victory enabled the Dodgers to split the four-game series with the Cubs. Helping the L.A. cause was a shaky Jon Lester, the left-hander the Cubs signed in the off-season for a cool $155 million. Lester lasted only four innings, his shortest outing of the season, walking four and allowing four...

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