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Dempster Helps Cubs With Victory


CHICAGO (AP) -- Ryan Dempster pitched three-hit ball over eight innings, Derrek Lee homered and drove in all three runs, and the Chicago Cubs beat the surging Los Angeles Dodgers 3-0 on Tuesday night.

Lee, who came in with a .218 average, had three hits and the Cubs won for the seventh time in nine games.

He drove in Ryan Theriot with a single off Clayton Kershaw in the sixth after shortstop Rafael Furcal booted his grounder. Lee made it 3-0 in the eighth with a two-run shot off Ramon Trancoso -- his sixth homer this season and 299th in all -- after Starlin Castro reached on a throwing error by Furcal.

That was enough for Dempster, who handed the Dodgers just their third loss in 15 games with his first while earning his first win since April 23.

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