Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Jerry Hairston and Hanley Ramirez each knocked in two runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs, 6-4, in the opener of a four-game series.
Yasiel Puig hit a solo homer and scored twice for the Dodgers, who improved to 11-2 since the All-Star break. Adrian Gonzalez added an RBI and a run scored.
Los Angeles starter Ricky Nolasco (7-9), making his first start since last Wednesday, allowed three runs on four hits while striking out six over five innings.
Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo each had a pair of solo homers for the Cubs, who have lost four of five.
Chris Rusin (1-1) got the start for Chicago and gave up four runs on seven hits while walking three over five-plus frames.