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 LOS ANGELES (AP) -Aramis Ramirez and Mark DeRosa hit back-to-back home runs and reliever Will Ohman struck out pinch-hitter Jeff Kent with the bases-loaded in the eighth inning to help preserve a 4-2 victory by the Chicago Cubs over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday.
Carlos Zambrano (5-4) gave up two runs and eight hits in 7 2-3 innings, struck out a season-high eight and walked one in his second-best start of the season. He allowed one run in eight innings in a 10-1 victory over the Mets on May 15.
Zambrano gave up his second run in the eighth, a two-out RBI single by Nomar Garciaparra that cut the Cubs' lead to 4-2. The right-hander walked Russell Martin to load the bases before giving way to Ohman, who got Kent on a called third strike.
Ryan Dempster got his 11th save in 12 chances. Dempster allowed singles to Andre Ethier and Mike Lieberthal before getting pinch-hitter Olmedo Saenz to ground into a game-ending double play.
Mark Hendrickson (2-2) allowed four runs and nine hits in five innings, struck out four and walked none in losing his second straight.
Phillies 6, Braves 4
ATLANTA (AP) - Chase Utley drove in three runs, Shane Victorino had three hits and Philadelphia moved above .500 for the first time this season.
The Phillies (25-24) have won the first two games of the three-game series and are three games behind the second-place Braves in the NL East.
Atlanta suffered its ninth loss in 13 games as Buddy Carlyle (0-1), called up from Triple-A Richmond for the start, gave up five runs in four innings.
Adam Eaton (5-3) gave up six hits and four runs in six innings for the Phillies.
Edgar Renteria hit his seventh homer and drove in four for Atlanta.
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