Los Angeles Dodgers defeat Chicago Cubs, 9-7

LOS ANGELES -- Ted Lilly didn't do much for his trade value Friday night, and a rare seven-run output by the lineup couldn't do enough to help Lilly and the Cubs' win total.

Lilly, who has been the subject of trade rumors this month, had his shortest start in two seasons and his second straight poor outing in a 9-7 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Lilly said he wasn't bothered by the rumors.

''I've got my hands full just getting guys out,'' said Lilly, who blamed ...

LOS ANGELES -- Now it gets interesting.

With the top available pitcher now off the trade market with Seattle's trade of Cliff Lee to Texas, the Cubs are expected to be targeted more aggressively, at least by teams seeking pitchers, with Friday night's starter Ted Lilly among the best remaining starters among teams willing to move players.

''I guess that's quite possible,'' said Cubs general manager Jim Hendry, who already has been shopping Kosuke Fukudome and is expe...