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Dodgers Beat Cubs Behind Padilla
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Vicente Padilla pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and James Loney hit a three-homer off Carlos Silva before the Cubs pitcher was ejected in the second inning, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-0 victory over Chicago on Sunday night in baseball's last game before the All-Star break.

The Dodgers took three of four from the Cubs and are tied with Colorado for second in the NL West, two games back of surprising San Diego. The sluggish Cubs finished the first half 9{ games back of NL Central-leading Cincinnati.

Padilla (4-2) struck out six and walked one in his longest outing of the season, improving to 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA in his last three starts.

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