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A bit balky, but Mat Latos is better in Dodgers' win over Cubs

A bit balky, but Mat Latos is better in Dodgers' win over Cubs

Mat Latos turned up his hands in disbelief. With the score tied and a runner on third, Latos had been called for a balk. He shot a frantic look at the umpire, as if to say, the game couldn't be decided on this, could it? His night ended Saturday before he got an answer. Latos left the game trailing, 2-1, but outfielder Andre Ethier slapped a single off Jon Lester to score two runs in the seventh inning, the key hit in a four-run rally that gave the Dodgers a three-run lead. They held on for the 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs. After five straight losses that included a no-hitter, the Dodgers have won five in a row as they approach September. They are 72-56, tying a season high of 16...

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