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Dodgers Look To Get Their Groove Back

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs lather up the sunscreen for a not-too-common Saturday-day game, in their third contest in a series of four. A win would give the Dodgers their third in a row, and perhaps the momentum which Dodgers manager Joe Torre seeks.

The Dodgers pitch knuckleballer Charlie Haeger in his second outing for the big club. Last Monday, in his first, he lost a tough contest to the Cardinals. His seven innings of five-hit ball were good enough to earn praise from his boss.

“The other day he was terrific,” said Torre.

Unfortunately two of Haeger’s allowed hits were homeruns, the difference in the 3-2 defeat.

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Torre hopes Haeger’s able to give the club another strong outing so as to not over-tax the bullpen. “Early on if you see him throw a lot of strikes it sort of relaxes you a little bit," he said.