Koyie Hill smacked a game-tying home run and Kosuke Fukudome hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly to spark a seventh-inning rally and lift the Cubs to a 2-1 victory Friday over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Ted Lilly (6-4) picked up the win, striking out five over seven innings. He gave up four hits, including Matt Kemp's solo homer with two outs in the seventh. The ball landed in the basket rimming the left-field bleachers.
But Hill tied the game in the Cubs' half when he launched the first pitch from Chad Billingsley (6-3) leading off. Again, the ball landed in the basket, only this time it was in front of the right-field seats.
One out later, the Cubs loaded the bases on singles by Jake Fox -- now 3-for-3 as a pinch-hitter -- Alfonso Soriano and Bobby Scales. Fukudome hit a sacrifice fly to center to go ahead, 2-1.
The Cubs had chances earlier. There were two on and none out in the second, but Billingsley escaped when Mike Fontenot lined out, Hill struck out and Andres Blanco popped up. Chicago loaded the bases with two outs in the fourth, and Blanco grounded out to end the threat. In the sixth, the Cubs had a runner at third and none out but Derrek Lee hit a comebacker for one out, and Micah Hoffpauir and Fontenot both grounded out to first baseman James Loney.