Dodgers 3, Yankees 2

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LOS ANGELES -- Mark Ellis drooped a full-count, bloop single over the outstretched arm of a leaping Derek Jeter to bring home Andre Ethier in the ninth inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers continued their roll with a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers extended their hot streak to 27 wins in 33 games, their best stretch since 1953. They won for the 10th time in 11 games after the All-Star break.

With one out in the bottom of the ninth, Ethier singled to shallow left field and stole second during a Juan Uribe strikeout. That brought Ellis up to the plate with an 11-game hitting streak -- he singled earlier in the evening -- and a .303 average with runners in scoring position. Ellis stretched for a pitch from Shawn Kelley (3-1) and became the second Dodger to deliver a walk-off hit in three days.

Yasiel Puig blasted a game-ending, 11th-inning home run Sunday afternoon against the Cincinnati Reds.

Kenley Jansen (4-3) struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning.

Los Angeles starter Zack Greinke struck out seven and allowed five hits and two runs in seven innings before giving way to Ronald Belisario in the eighth.

Yankees starter Andy Pettitte allowed eight hits and two runs in seven innings.

The Dodgers finished with 10 hits, including two apiece from Ellis and Hanley Ramirez. Everyone in the lineup had a hit except for leadoff man Carl Crawford.

Lyle Overbay had a home run and two RBIs for the Yankees, who lost for the sixth time in nine games.

Neither team generated much offense early, though the Dodgers had a few more chances off Pettitte.

Los Angeles managed seven hits through six innings but scored just twice as Pettitte worked out of trouble. Uribe homered to deep left field in the second inning after Ramirez singled home Puig in the first.

The Yankees, meanwhile, relied on a steady dose of Overbay.

Overbay tied the game twice, first with a second-inning solo home run and then with a fourth-inning RBI groundout that scored Alfonso Soriano.

NOTES: RHP Brian Wilson will take his beard a few hundred miles south after signing a major league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday. Wilson, who last pitched in 2012 before his second Tommy John surgery, worked out for several teams but opted to join Los Angeles. After a minor league stint, he could join the Dodgers as a setup man in less than a month. ... While Jeter started at shortstop for the second time in three days, he is expected to get extensive time at designated hitter. ... Crawford returned to the Dodgers' lineup after missing two games with flu-like symptoms. He went 0-for-4, ending his seven-game hitting streak. ... The two-game set between the two legendary franchises is just their third regular-season series at Dodger Stadium.
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