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National League Game Capsules
(Saturday, September 20)

Final Score: Chicago 8, Los Angeles 7

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Coghlan smacked a pair of homers, including a go-ahead, two-run shot in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Chicago Cubs rallied for an 8-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the third test of a four-game set. The Cubs trailed 7-2 heading in the home seventh before plating four in that frame and two more in the eighth to surge ahead. John Baker led off the eighth with a single against Brian Wilson (2-4) before being forced out at second on Matt Szczur's sacrifice bunt attempt. Coghlan then laced his two-run blast into the front row of seats in right to make it 8-7. Justin Grimm (5-2) tossed a scoreless eighth to pick up the win, while Hector Rondon fired a 1-2-3 ninth for his 26th save of the year. Coghlan finished 4-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored, Arismendy Alcantara cracked a three-run homer and Anthony Rizzo posted two hits, an RBI and a run scored for Chicago, which dropped the first two games of the series. Adrian Gonzalez belted two homers, a three-run and two-run shot, for the Dodgers, who had won five of their last seven games coming in. LA is three games ahead of San Francisco for first place in the NL West.

Final Score: Colorado 5, Arizona 1

Denver, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Rutledge hit a two-run homer, Eddie Butler tossed six solid innings for his first major-league win and the Colorado Rockies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks, 5-1, on Saturday. Corey Dickerson homered, tripled and drove in two runs, while Ben Paulsen hit an RBI single for the Rockies, who have won five straight games. Butler (1-1) was strong in his second career start, surrendering just one run on five hits and one walk with a strikeout. Jake Lamb homered and Miguel Montero had three hits for Arizona, which has lost the first three games of this four-game set. Trevor Cahill (3-12) dropped his fourth straight decision after allowing 10 hits and five runs with eight strikeouts across five frames.

Final Score: Philadelphia 3, Oakland 0

Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jerome Williams worked seven scoreless innings and Freddy Galvis hit a two-run homer, as Philadelphia shut down Oakland, 3-0, in the middle test of a three-game series. Chase Utley and Cody Asche each doubled and scored for the Phillies, who dropped a 3-1 decision in Friday's opener. Williams (4-2) allowed four hits and one walk while fanning three over his 93-pitch effort. Antonio Bastardo and Ken Giles worked an inning apiece to finish off the four-hit shutout. Dan Otero (8-2) served up the go-ahead blast for the Athletics, who have lost four of their last five. Drew Pomeranz was lifted after five full frames despite giving up just one hit and a pair of walks with six strikeouts. Oakland, which has also lost seven of 10, is now locked into a battle over the AL wild card with Kansas City and Seattle, both a half-game back of the first berth.

09/20 20:23:56 ET

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