Dodgers score 4 runs in 7th to beat Cubs 5-2

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LOS ANGELES — Andre Ethier singled in a pair of go-ahead runs in the seventh inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers rally past the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth consecutive victory.

The NL West leaders have their third winning streak of five or more games for the first time since May 7-12. The Dodgers overcame a balk by starter Mat Latos that put the Cubs ahead in the fifth to pound out six of their 11 hits in a four-run seventh.

J.P. Howell (5-1) earned the win in relief, striking out one in one-third of an inning.

Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth to earn his 27th save in 29 chances.

The Cubs dropped their fourth in a row, their most losses since five straight from June 24-28, which included two defeats to the Dodgers.

Jon Lester (8-10) gave up five runs and eight hits in six-plus innings.