The win was unconventional for a few reasons, but momentum is momentum, and the Dodgers needed it on the eve of a four-game series in Wrigley Field against baseball’s most dominant team, the Chicago Cubs.“I think we’re fighting a little bit right now — getting behind in later innings and battling back,” said Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who allowed four baserunners in 7 2/3 innings. “It feels good.”In spite of his typically dominant pitching — Kershaw allowed two runs on four hits — Dodgers manager Dave Roberts did something he’d never done before Sunday: He removed Kershaw from a game in the middle of an inning.Veteran Curtis Granderson was on deck when Kershaw got Michael Conforto to line out for the second out of the eighth inning. Kershaw had thrown 114 pitches, two short of his season high. Jansen and left-hander Adam Liberatore were both ready in the bullpen, and Jansen is no stranger to eighth-inning save opportunities. He’s converted two and blown two already this season. But Roberts wanted to limit Jansen’s four-out save opportunities; three in a month was too many for the rookie manager’s taste. So he called on Liberatore to face Granderson with two outs and a runner on first base — not a surprise, Jansen said, since they’d discussed the scenarios before the game.“I always will be ready for it,” Jansen said. “They communicate well with me back there. I wasn’t surprised at all.”Granderson tagged Liberatore’s fourth pitch for a triple off the right-field wall. Yasiel Puig leaped but missed the baseball, and Kevin Plawecki scored to tie the game 2-2. The Dodgers got away with it because Familia melted down before the announced crowd of 42,287, the third sellout in the three-game series.Kiké Hernandez led off the ninth inning with a single. Familia then walked Corey Seager and Justin Turner. Batting with the bases loaded, Gonzalez clubbed a 99-mph fastball into center field to drive in Hernandez and Seager with the go-ahead runs.“He’s never thrown me a four-seam fastball before (Friday). That was the first time I’ve seen a four-seam fastball from him,” Gonzalez said of Familia. “Today I had a mentality of, if he throws me a four-seamer in I’m going to be ready for it and not let it jam me and get a short fly ball and that’ll get the run in.”The Dodgers got single runs in the third and fifth innings off Mets starter Bartolo Colon. Utley scored the first run when Turner beat out a potential double-play groundout. Seager scored the second on an RBI single by Gonzalez.Kershaw settled for his first no-decision all month and a sparkling pitching line. He struck out 10 batters and walked none, giving him 105 strikeouts and five walks this season — something no pitcher has ever accomplished. Asdrubal Cabrera’s solo home run in the sixth inning ended Kershaw’s latest scoreless-innings streak at 20.“It speaks to his commitment to being aggressive in the strike zone,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said. “It speaks to his ability to put guys away. It shows who he is as a competitor.”The Mets (28-21) had won five of six games themselves prior to the series, ascending to first place in the National League East before falling to second place over the weekend. The Dodgers (27-24) sit in second place in the NL West, 4 1/2 games behind the San Francisco Giants. There’s really no ideal place to be when facing the Cubs, who are 34-14 and outscoring opponents by an average of nearly three runs a game. At least the Dodgers are in a better place than they were a week ago, in winning percentage if not in spirit. If their best pitcher can’t help them beat the Cubs, maybe a healthy dose of momentum can. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error NEW YORK >> The Dodgers’ 4-2 win over the New York Mets on Sunday was their sixth victory in their past seven games.The streak started with a 17-inning win over the San Diego Padres a week ago, a game in which their opponent simply ran out of pitchers before the Dodgers did. A three-game sweep at home over a rebuilding Cincinnati Reds team followed.The Dodgers began their series at Citi Field on Friday with a walk-off loss, but avenged it with a win Saturday in which Chase Utley all but carried the team on his shoulders.And then there was Sunday, a game that seemed to follow no script in particular. Adrian Gonzalez’s bases-loaded single off Mets closer Jeurys Familia broke a 2-2 tie in the ninth inning, and Kenley Jansen shut the door with his 15th save of the season.