Manager Dale Sveum didn't waste words when asked about the Chicago Cubs' plan of attack against Los Angeles Dodgers formidable left-hander Clayton Kershaw.

“You got to be aggressive" Sveum said. "He’s going to be aggressive to you. You got to be aggressive to him. He doesn’t walk people. He doesn’t get behind. He wants to be aggressive so you got to be aggressive."

Leave it to Travis Wood the Cubs' best hitting pitcher to lead the way as the Cubs held on for a 3-2 win at Dodger Stadium.

The Cubs snapped an eight-game losing streak to the Dodgers dating back to Aug. 3 2012. They also snapped Kershaw's three-game winning streak.

“For all these guys especially the guys that we’re here last year including myself and the coaching staff it’s probably one of our most satisfying wins" Sveum said after the game. "That’s for sure.’

Wood who entered the game with a .255 batting average led off the third with a single and advanced to second with one out when Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis was called for interference during an at-bat with Darwin Barney.

Dioner Navarro whacked a single into left center to score Wood and snap Kershaw's scoreless streak at 18 innings.

"I was Kershaw’s personal catcher back in 2011 and you face a guy like that he’s got electric stuff" Navarro said of Kershaw whose ERA stayed at 1.72. "To me he's the best pitcher in the game and I'm glad I went with the game plan and got a fastball and didn’t miss it."

The Cubs scratched seven hits off Kershaw (13-8) in 5 2/3 innings including a single by Starlin Castro that increased the lead to 2-0. Castro had two hits off Kershaw to snap an 0-for-15 slump against him.

The Cubs collectively believed that running Kershaw's pitch count to 29 despite not scoring in the first had an effect as Kershaw was pulled with two out in the sixth and 107 pitches.

This marked Kershaw's shortest start since lasting five innings on April 23 against the Mets. Nevertheless he passed the 200-inning mark for the fourth conescutive season.

“You definitely know he’s bringing his A game every time" Wood said. "Even when he’s not his 'B' game or whatever is pretty solid. You got to be on top to even compete."

Wood (8-11) limited the Dodgers to five hits in seven innings. He held the Dodgers scoreless until Juan Uribe hit an opposite field RBI single with two out in the sixth to cut the Cubs' lead to 2-1. Hanley Ramirez moved into scoring position on an errant pickoff throw by Wood to set up Uribe's hit.

"He matched (Kershaw) pitch-for-pitch and actually out-hit him" Sveum said. "Woody was awesome seven innings against that lineup. That was as good as stuff as he’s had in a long time."