Los Angeles Angels defeat Chicago Cubs, 7-6

Even with a big three-run homer from rookie Tyler Colvin and a solo shot from Derrek Lee highlighting a four-run ninth Friday, the Cubs came up a run short against the Los Angeles Angels because of early miscues.

Chalk up one more one-run loss, 7-6, for the team that leads the majors in such affairs with 26. The Cubs have lost 16 of them.

''It was good to see us battling back,'' Colvin said. ''We didn't quit. You have to look at it as a good effort at the end.''