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Cubs fall to Dodgers, lose first Arrieta start since last July (1:18)
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Kazmir, Arrieta both strong on Tuesday at Wrigley (1:30)
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Fan throws back Seager's home run (0:27)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A day after the Dodgers were held to one hit by the Cubs, they returned the favor with their own combined one-hitter. The Dodgers' 5-0 victory Tuesday countered the Cubs' 2-0 triumph Monday. Scott Kazmir pitched six scoreless and Corey Seager hit a three-run home run.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Dodgers reliever Joe Blanton stepped up with two scoreless innings in support of Scott Kazmir, who pitched six scoreless. In five two-inning outings this season, Blanton has given up just one run and it came Friday at New York. The Dodgers lead the Cubs 2-0 in the ninth inning.

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Gonzalez puts Dodgers on the board (0:32)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez keeps hitting on the road. His RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Dodgers a 1-0 lead over the Cubs. In five games of the Dodgers' current seven-game trip, he has 10 hits. His only hitless game was Monday during the Cubs' combined one-hitter.

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Arrieta snags a K with the bases loaded (0:16)

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Nice night for Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir, who matched Jake Arrieta by allowing just one hit over six innings. The left-hander struck out seven while throwing 90 pitches. The Dodgers and Cubs are locked in a scoreless duel in the bottom of the seventh.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

A matchup against the Cubs' Jake Arrieta has brought out the best in Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir. Through four innings, Kazmir has given up just one hit with five strikeouts. The lefty is coming off a 12-strikeout game last week against the Reds.

Trout tops outfielders in AL All-Star vote update

In the AL's first ballot update, Mike Trout holds the No. 1 outfielder spot by a wide margin -- Trout's updated vote total is 934,137 while the Royals' Lorenzo Cain sits in the No. 2 spot with 647,339 votes.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Adrian Gonzalez is back to a .300 batting average after a first-inning single against the Cubs' Jake Arrieta. The veteran's offensive production took a tumble in late April, when he went 0-for-20 on a six-game homestand. He has been productive of late, going 14-for-37 since May 21, including eight hits in the recent three-game series at New York against the Mets.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Injuries just keep on coming for the Dodgers as Yasiel Puig was a late scratch Tuesday with a sore left hamstring. The news comes as starter Alex Wood is being pointed toward the DL because of a triceps injury. Kenta Maeda is also experiencing soreness in his right hand after getting hit with a line drive Saturday.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

First pitch for Dodgers-Cubs at Wrigley Field tonight to take place "approximately" at 7:30 p.m. local time (5:30 PST).

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

According to AccuWeather, rain in Chicago will stop right around the first pitch for Dodgers-Cubs at Wrigley Field (7:05 p.m. CST/5:05 p.m. PST). Puddles accumulated in both bullpens from heavy late-afternoon rain, and the tarp remains on the field, but no delay has been announced.

Doug Padilla ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Guerrero was designated for assignment by the Dodgers after completing a rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City for a knee contusion. He is in the third year of a guaranteed four-year $28 million deal that stipulates he must be traded or released if he is not on the major league roster. A defensive liability, Guerrero played 106 games for the Dodgers last season batting .233 with a .434 slugging percentage.

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