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Dodgers acquire Maddux, Lugo at deadline

Updated: August 1, 2006, 6:55 PM ET
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Greg Maddux came back to the Chicago Cubs and got his 300th win and 3,000th strikeout.

He couldn't, however, get them to the postseason.

Now he's leaving again, traded Monday to the Dodgers for infielder Cesar Izturis in a move that will give the 40-year-old pitcher a chance to return to the playoffs. Chicago will pay $2 million to Los Angeles as part of the deal.

"I am very surprised, to be honest with you. It came down to the last minute. I'm excited to be going to L.A., but ...

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