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Recap - Chicago Defeats Los Angeles 5-4

Chicago grabbed a 5-4 win over Los Angeles on Friday, as Paul Maholm was credited with a win at Wrigley Field.

Chicago was an underdog by +118 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Chicago got 6 innings from Paul Maholm, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Cubs got 2 RBIs from Alfonso Soriano in the win.

Los Angeles' starting pitcher Chad Billingsley worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jerry Hairston Jr in a losing cause.

Chicago enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-6 advantage in hits.

Rafael Dolis pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.