Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Chicago Cubs, 2-1

CHICAGO — The Dodgers' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Wrigley Field left Manager Joe Torre shaking his head.

Asked how he was doing, Torre laughed.

"I'm doing better now," he said.

With Jonathan Broxton unavailable to pitch, replacement closer Ramon Troncoso loaded the bases in the ninth inning, only to strike out Bobby Scales and Jake Fox to record a two-inning save that preserved the win. The Dodgers improved to a season-best 19 games...

CHICAGO — Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said he would like to see Manny Ramirez play in the All-Star game if fans vote him into the National League's starting lineup.

Ramirez, who is serving a 50-game suspension for violating baseball's drug policy, was fourth among NL outfielders in the first round of balloting. The top three will start in the game, which will be played July 14 in St. Louis.

"Do I want to see him?" McCourt said.

"Sure, if he gets voted in. It'd...