LOS ANGELES — Randy Wolf combined with two relievers on a one-hitter and backed himself with a two-run double in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night for their second straight victory.
The Cubs' lone hit was Ryan Theriot's RBI single with two outs in the third.
The NL West-leading Dodgers recorded consecutive victories for the first time since Aug. 10-11, when they won the first two of a three-game set at San Francisco. They won two straight at home for the first time since a five-game winning streak from July 18-22.
Wolf (8-6) allowed one run, struck out five and walked two for his third consecutive victory. He was lifted after 88 less-than-overpowering pitches, getting the Cubs to swing harmlessly at strikes in the upper 80s.
He retired the first seven batters before giving up a hit and run in the third, then retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.
Jonathan Broxton pitched a perfect ninth for his 27th save in 32 chances.
Wolf gave himself a 2-0 lead with an RBI double to center in the second, tying a career high with his 11th RBI of the season. The two-out hit scored Russell Martin, who reached on a fielder's choice, and Orlando Hudson, who got aboard on a throwing error by third baseman Aramis Ramirez.
Jeff Baker robbed Manny Ramirez of a leadoff home run in the eighth, leaping above the fence in right-center to snag the ball.
Rookie Randy Wells (9-6) gave up two runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out three and walked two.
Chicago lost for the ninth time in 12 games.
NOTES: Cubs manager Lou Piniella said RHP Carlos Zambrano will return to the rotation on Tuesday against Washington. He tossed five shutout innings and allowed four hits in a rehab assignment Thursday with Class A-Peoria. ... Wolf is the first Dodgers pitcher since Fernando Valenzuela in 1990 to have 11 RBIs in a season. The left-hander last had that many in 2003 with Philadelphia. ... The Cubs fell to 10-16 against NL West opponents after going 23-10 against the West last season.