MLB: Chicago Cubs 5, Los Angeles Dodgers 4

May 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM

CHICAGO, May 4 (UPI) -- David DeJesus and Alfonso Soriano each had three hits Friday in helping the Chicago Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

DeJesus had a single, double and triple and drove in one run and scored another. Soriano ended up with two runs batted in, including the final Chicago run.

Cubs starting pitcher Paul Maholm (3-2) allowed three hits over six innings. He gave up one run -- a home run by Jerry Hairston.

Starlin Castro and Soriano drove in runs in the first inning and DeJesus tripled in another in the fourth, while Joe Mather, hitting for Maholm, hit a home run in the sixth to put the Cubs up 4-1.

All the runs were charged to Los Angeles starter Chad Billingsley (2-2).

The Dodgers, on a Hairston RBI triple, and the Cubs, on a Soriano run-scoring double, both scored in the seventh. Los Angeles pulled within one when Matt Kemp tripled in a run and scored on a sacrifice fly the next inning.

The Cubs' bullpen was able to get the final four outs, with Rafael Dolis pitching the ninth for his second save.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback