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Although it was Andre Ethier action figure night, it was Rafael Furcal and his game winning two-run homer in the seventh inning who was the hero for the Dodgers in their 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Furcal went 3-for-3 and was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning and came up a triple short of the cycle and is batting .500 with 17 runs, four homers and 15 RBI since June 26.

“I say, ‘Thank you God,’” Furcal said about his performance. “I just try to help my team.”

“When he comes up in clutch situations it doesn’t bother him,” Dodgers’ manager Joe Torre commented. “He’s made such a big difference in our ball club. He gives us life.”