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Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 9

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TORONTO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a five-run deficit to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

Trailing 8-3 after six innings, the Dodgers (52-47) scored three in the seventh and tacked on four in the eighth to take their first lead of the game. The National League West leaders then held on to win their fifth consecutive game and remain undefeated since the All-Star break.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the eighth, his team-leading 15th home run of the season, and Andre Ethier added a solo home run, his seventh of the year, two batters later to provide the insurance. All four runs in the eighth were charged to Blue Jays reliever Darren Oliver (3-2), who took the loss.

Gonzalez and Ethier were two of five Dodgers with multi-hit games.

Jerry Hairston Jr. also went deep for Los Angeles in a game that saw six balls leave the yard.

Jose Bautista, Mark DeRosa, and Jose Reyes each homered for the Blue Jays (45-54), who dropped a season-high sixth consecutive game.

Todd Redmond, making his fourth start of the season for the Blue Jays, went 5 2/3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits with six strikeouts.

Dodgers starter Chris Capuano (3-7) lasted just 4 1/3 innings, surrendering five runs and seven hits while walking one and striking out two.

Reliever Carlos Marmol, making his Dodgers debut, did not fare much better. Marmol allowed three runs and four hits in 1 2/3 innings, but four Dodgers relievers combined to throw three innings of one-run ball after him.

Kenley Jansen allowed one run in the ninth but got Brett Lawrie to fly out with two on to post his 12th save of the year. Brandon League (4-3) was the winning pitcher.

Blue Jays reliever Juan Perez, who pitched a clean ninth, has worked 22 scoreless innings to start his Blue Jays career, a franchise record.

The Blue Jays broke open a scoreless affair in the bottom of the third. Lawrie had Toronto's first hit of the game off Capuano with a one-out single and then scored on a double by Reyes.

Bautista followed two batters later with a single that knocked in Reyes to give the Blue Jays a 2-0 lead.

The Dodgers answered in the top of the fourth to tie the score. The runs scored on Ethier's ground-rule double and Mark Ellis' opposite-field single.

Toronto, however, quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the inning. DeRosa hit a solo homer, his sixth of the year, and Lawrie added a sacrifice fly to put to the Blue Jays in front 4-2.

Bautista smacked a homer, his 23rd of the year, in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a 5-2 lead.

NOTES: CF Matt Kemp (left ankle sprain) was held out of the Dodgers' lineup for the second consecutive game. He is unlikely to play at all during the three-game set in Toronto. ... The Dodgers selected Marmol's contract from Double-A Chattanooga and placed RHP Jose Dominquez (left quad strain) on the 15-day disabled list to make room on the active roster. Marmol was acquired from the Chicago Cubs on July 2. ... The Blue Jays unveiled a statue of late owner Ted Rogers outside of the Rogers Centre before Tuesday's game. Rogers, who died in December 2008, became the sole owner of the Blue Jays in 2003.
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