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Los  Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Coghlan homered, drove in two and 
scored twice to help the Chicago Cubs to a series victory over the Los Angeles 
Dodgers with a 7-3 win on Sunday. 

Starlin  Castro also drove  in two and Luis Valbuena homered for the Cubs, who 
have won three of four. 

Edwin  Jackson (6-11)  yielded two runs on seven hits with six strikeouts over 
six innings of work. Jackson last won on June 20 at Pittsburgh and had dropped 
four of his last seven starts coming in. 

"This  one was for the team after last night," said Jackson. "I'm glad I had a 
chance  to save  the bullpen a little  bit. I had great defense behind me. You 
can't do it all by yourself." 

Josh Beckett (6-6) went four-plus innings for the Dodgers, allowing three runs 
on six hits and three walks to absorb the loss. 

Matt Kemp homered and Adrian Gonzalez supplied an RBI for Los Angeles. 

"For  Josh, it was a little rough," said Dodgers manager Don Mattingly. "A lot 
of pitches to get through innings. We just didn't have much energy today." 

Coghlan doubled to start things in the first for Chicago, then crossed home on 
Anthony Rizzo's double to left. 

Los  Angeles loaded  the bases  with  no outs  in  the home  half when  Hanley 
Ramirez,  who  knocked his  first career walk-off  homer on Saturday, grounded 
into a 4-6-3 double play that scored Justin Turner. Jackson then got Matt Kemp 
to ground out to end the inning. 

Jackson led off the fifth with a double and scored on Coghlan's sixth homer of 
the season which put the Cubs up for good. 

"I  love playing  here," said Coghlan. "You  see the ball good. As a team it's 
nice to get a series victory." 

Kemp  homered to  left center in the sixth  to cut the deficit in half, and LA 
could have tied things in the seventh if it wasn't for Rizzo's glove at first. 

With  Drew Butera on second, Carl Crawford ripped a liner to Rizzo, who made a 
full-extension  leaping  grab to  rob Crawford  of an  extra-base hit down the 
line and alertly doubled off Butera at second to end the inning. 

Brandon  League  walked Valbuena, Ryan  Sweeney and  Chris Valaika to open the 
eighth  before inducing  a fielder's choice off the bat of Nate Schierholtz to 
keep  it a one-run  game. John Baker followed with an RBI groundout and Castro 
grounded a single up the middle to make it a 6-2 game. 

Gonzalez hit an RBI fielder's choice in the home half to pull LA within three, 
however,  Valbuena  smashed his  10th home run  of the season  in the ninth to 
restore the four-run lead. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago went 3-for-13 with runners in scoring position, while LA went 2-for-12 
in those instances ... League was charged with three runs on one hit and three 
walks in 2/3 of an inning ... Time of game: 3:34. 

 
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