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it s Flag Day as Ley Singles to Beat Cubs, 54 Rick Monday Saves Stars and Stripes From Being Burned Ron Cey's 10th inning single up the middle gave the Dodgers a 5-4 win over the Chicago Cubs Sunday afternoon on what turned out to be Flag Day at Dodger Stadium. Center fielders were "heroes" but the losing center fielder was the one who got the standing ovation from the crowd of 25,167. Chicago's Rick Monday grabbed an American flag from two persons as they attempted to set fire to it in the outfield as the Dodgers came to bat in the fourth. That got him the standing ovation, not the fact that he either scored or drove in three of the four Chicago runs. Monday's counterpart with the Dodgers, Henry Cruz, hit his first major-league homer later in the fourth inning, a three-run shot to the seats in right. It did not earn him a standing ovation, but it may earn him a starting job in right field when the injured (right hamstring) Dusty Baker returns to center field. Cruz's homer was a part of a four-run inning and those four were all the Dodgers got in regulation time. The Cubs got three, on six hits and five walks, off Dodger starter Rick Rhoden before he fell off his tightrope in the seventh. A Monday single tied it in the eighth against Mike Marshall. Fielding plays by Bill Buckner and Ted Sizemore kept the Cubs from winning it in nine innings and a fielding miscue by Andy Thornton enabled the Dodgers to win it in the 10th. Buckner made his play on the warning track in left field on a second-inning drive by Jerry Morales. At least one run would eventually have scored because the catch was Please Turn to Page . Col. 2