Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Chicago Cubs, 7-2

The crowd remained standing.

Russell Martin ran up the stairs of the dugout and raised his helmet.

In a season of countless lows, Martin had one of his few highs, belting a grand slam over the left-field wall that broke a sixth-inning stalemate and sent the Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday night at Dodger Stadium.

The home run, which came after an intentional walk to James Loney, was only the fourth for Martin and the curtain call his first....