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LA advances to NLCS
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Dodgers 3, Cubs 1
Jonathan Broxton (right) and the Dodgers celebrate after sweeping the Cubs. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
By beating the Cubs, who owned the best record in the NL this year, in three games in the NLDS, the Dodgers completed their first postseason sweep since 1963. L.A. advanced to the NLCS behind the right arm of winning pitcher Hiroki Kuroda and James Loney's two-run double in the first.
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Dodgers win series, 3-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 LAD 7 @ CHC 2 Wed Oct. 1    
Gm 2 LAD 10 @ CHC 3 Thu Oct. 2    
Gm 3 CHC 1 @ LAD 3 Sat Oct. 4    
CHC
Chi Cubs
LAD
LA Dodgers
October 4, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Chi Cubs
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   1 8 1
LA Dodgers
2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X   3 6 0
Recap: CHC | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Cubs stats  |  Dodgers stats
Chi Cubs AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Soriano, A, LF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .071
Fontenot, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333
Lee, D, 1B 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .545
Ramirez, Ar, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .182
Soto, G, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .182
Edmonds, CF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .200
  Marmol, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Ward, PH 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333
  1-Cedeno, R, PR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Cotts, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
DeRosa, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333
Theriot, SS 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .273
Harden, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
  Marshall, S, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Fukudome, CF 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .100
Totals 35 1 8 1 2 8 15  

a-Singled for Marmol in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ward in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lee, D 2 (3, Kuroda, Wade), Soto, G (1, Kuroda).
TB: Ward; Soto, G 2; Theriot; Fontenot; Fukudome; Lee, D 5.
RBI: Ward (1).
2-out RBI: Ward.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Soto, G; Ramirez, Ar; Harden; Fontenot; DeRosa.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cedeno, R (1, 2nd base off Broxton, J/Martin, R).

FIELDING
E: Harden (1, pickoff).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333
Martin, R, C 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .308
Ramirez, M, LF 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .500
Ethier, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 6 .100
Loney, 1B 4 0 1 2 0 1 4 .214
Kemp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .154
DeWitt, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .273
  Berroa, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Blake, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .273
Kuroda, P 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000
  Wade, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Broxton, J, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 30 3 6 3 3 9 14  

BATTING
2B: Martin, R 2 (3, Harden, Harden), Loney (1, Harden), DeWitt (2, Marshall, S).
TB: Furcal; Ramirez, M; Loney 2; DeWitt 2; Martin, R 4.
RBI: Loney 2 (6), Martin, R (5).
2-out RBI: Loney 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kemp; Loney 3; Kuroda.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 6.

 
Chi Cubs IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden (L, 0-1) 4.1 5 3 3 3 4 0 6.23
Marshall, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Marmol 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 6.75
Cotts 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kuroda (W, 1-0) 6.1 6 0 0 2 4 0 0.00
Wade (H, 2) 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.45
Broxton, J (S, 1) 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0.00

WP: Wade.
IBB: Theriot (by Kuroda), Ramirez, M (by Harden), Ramirez, M (by Harden).
Pitches-strikes: Harden 84-46, Marshall, S 13-10, Marmol 19-14, Cotts 16-14, Kuroda 101-67, Wade 24-15, Broxton, J 18-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Harden 2-4, Marshall, S 2-0, Marmol 2-2, Cotts 0-0, Kuroda 13-2, Wade 0-1, Broxton, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Harden 21, Marshall, S 4, Marmol 5, Cotts 3, Kuroda 27, Wade 6, Broxton, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Marshall, S 2-0, Marmol 1-0, Wade 2-0, Broxton, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Gerry Davis. 3B: Jim Reynolds. LF: Dale Scott. RF: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 66 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:03.
Att: 56,000.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
October 4, 2008
October 4, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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