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Dodgers Make It Three Wins In A Row Against The Cubs

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For the second straight game, the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-50) need but only two runs to defeat the Chicago Cubs (61-60) -- the league rival they made quick work of in last season’s Division Series.

Unlike last night, the Cubs failed to score a single run against Dodger pitching.

“We certainly haven’t given them a lot to work with,” Dodgers manager Joe Torre said of his pitching staff’s allowing but one run in the past 24 innings.

Exiting early in the eighth, knuckleballer Charlie Haeger’s (1-1) shutout performance earned him a standing ovation from the Dodgers’ crowd of 49,297. He struck out seven while allowing three hits and giving up four walks. His two-games-long season ERA dipped to 1.93.

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“I think early I didn’t really have a great feel for it,” said the game’s winning pitcher of his knuckeball. In the first inning he threw more balls than strikes. “The third or fourth inning was when I started to feel a little bit better. It’s an inning to inning kind of pitch.”