The Cubs took advantage of Clayton Kershaw’s departure by scoring nine runs in the sixth and seventh innings to surge to an 11-5 victory over the Dodgers and earn a split of their four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

Albert Almora Jr. hit Walker Buehler’s second pitch of the sixth for a home run, and consecutive hits by Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo set up a sacrifice fly by Addison Russell to tie the score.

Rizzo hit a bases-clearing double off Erik Goeddel in the seventh, and Russell capped a seven-run rally with a two-run home run.

The Cubs’ seven runs were the most allowed by the Dodgers in an inning this season.

Rizzo has four hits, and Javier Baez added three.

Russell hit a two-out single off Kershaw in the fourth to score Baez with the Cubs’ first run.

Rizzo continued his success against Kershaw by hitting a single in his first at-bat and is 5-for-16 (.312) lifetime against him. But Rizzo tried to stretch his single into a double and was thrown out easily for the first out of the second inning.

Kershaw was making his second start since coming off the 10-day disabled list.

Cubs starter Jose Quintana walked Kershaw in the second, which set up a two-out RBI single by Kike Hernandez.

Max Muncy followed in the third with his 17th home run, but Quintana managed to keep the Cubs within striking distance in his 5 1/3 innings.

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner hit a two-run home run off Luke Farrell in the ninth.

The Cubs open a nine-game homestand Friday against the Twins.

[email protected]

Twitter @MDGonzales

Haugh: The 2014 Sammy Sosa tell-all interview that fell through: By saying nothing, he said everythingn »

Sullivan: Sammy Sosa prolonging his exile from Wrigley Field »

Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks: ‘I’ve had troubles … but this is one of the toughest’ »