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Dodgers return to the home run to lift offense, down Cubs, 5-2

Dodgers return to the home run to lift offense, down Cubs, 5-2

The Dodgers' offense was built to keep coming at you, with a deep lineup of hitters who know how to grind out at-bats. Or they could just hit the ball over the fence. The Dodgers' struggling offense awoke just enough Wednesday to beat the Cubs, 5-2, at Wrigley Field, though it could hardly be argued it clicked as designed. The Dodgers managed only seven hits on the night but two of them were of the home-run variety, an element to their attack that was never expected to be significant but which they continue to lead the National League. Struggling Adrian Gonzalez started the scoring with a solo home run off Kyle Hendricks to lead off the second inning. The Dodgers...

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