Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 3
AT THE PLATE: Manny Ramirez hit a first-inning home run off Ryan Dempster that also scored Matt Kemp, who had doubled. Blake DeWitt, vying for the Dodgers' second-base job, singled home a run in the sixth inning and Reed Johnson added a three-run homer in the seventh.
ON THE MOUND:Starter Chad Billingsleygave up one run on five hits in 4 2/3 innings of work. Knuckleballer Charlie Haeger, among those trying for the fifth spot in the rotation, gave up one run in two innings and got the win.
EXTRA BASES: Ramirez started in left field, played four innings and made a leaping catch of a long fly hit by Tyler Colvin. The game drew 13,391, a record crowd for both the year-old Camelback Ranch complex and for the Cactus League, the Dodgers said.
Right-hander Hiroki Kuroda is scheduled to start in Friday's 7 p.m. game against San Diego at the Padres' spring-training home in Peoria, Ariz.
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-- Jim Peltz