Andre Ethier came through with a three-run, pinch-homer in the ninth to lift Los Angeles to a 7-4 win over the Chicago Cubs. Closer Ryan Dempster fell to 2-and-5 with the loss.
Alfonso Soriano hit two homers for the Cubs, including a three-run drive in the seventh that put Chicago ahead 4-2.
With the Loss, the Cubs drop into a first-place tie with Milwaukee in the NL Central.
In a related story, for the first time in 15 years, the Milwaukee Brewers are able to make postseason tickets available to their long-suffering fans.
Team executive vice president Rick Schlesinger announced three options today for the general public to buy the tickets after tomorrow's deadline for season ticket holders to order theirs.
Here are the options:
-Fans will able to register at "brewers.com" from noon tomorrow to noon Monday for a lottery to buy tickets to a single playoff game.
-On Monday, those placing a deposit on new 40-game and full-season plans for 2008 will have the opportunity to buy an equal number of tickets for all of this year's postseason games.
-Fans buying in full a new 9-pack plan for 2008 will be able to buy an equal number of tickets for the first Division Series home game.