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Dodgers 8, Blue Jays 3 (10 innings)

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TORONTO - Mark Ellis's two-run homer keyed a five-run 10th inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers came back to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 on Wednesday for their sixth victory in a row.

The Blue Jays went down to their seventh loss in a row before a crowd of 35,368 at Rogers Centre, while the Dodgers have won 10 consecutive road games.

It was the fifth homer on the season for Ellis and it followed a one-out walk to Juan Uribe.

Yasiel Puig added his ninth homer of the season in the 10th against left-hander Juan Perez (1-2), who had not allowed an earned run in his previous 22 innings with Toronto.

Andre Ethier doubled in two more runs to complete the scoring to give Brandon League (5-3) the win after he pitched two innings. Kenley Jansen picked up his 13th save.

The Dodgers swept the three-game series.

The Blue Jays took a 3-2 lead in the eighth. Melky Cabrera led off with an infield single against right-hander Ronald Belisario. Pinch-runner Rajai Davis stole second.

Davis scored on a throwing error by first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, who made the stop on Jose Bautista's infield single but threw wildly to first where Belisario was covering. As a result, Davis scampered home.

Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen walked Puig to open the ninth. Janssen struck out the next two batters but Ethier lined a single to center. Center fielder Colby Rasmus allowed the ball to bounce over his head and the tying run scored on the error.

Making his fourth since the Dodgers acquired him in a July 6 trade with the Miami Marlins, right-hander Ricky Nolaso did not factor in the decision. He allowed two hits, four walks and two runs while striking out five in 5 2/3 innings.

Blue Jays right-hander Esmil Rogers allowed just two runs on 10 hits, one walk and hit a batter while striking out four in seven innings, leaving 10 Dodger runners stranded. His final out of the seventh was a line drive to left by A.J. Ellis with a runner at second.

The Blue Jays had a runner at second with two out in the seventh after J.P. Arencibia's smash knocked over shortstop Hanley Ramirez for a single. Ramirez got to his feet and threw wildly to first allowing Arencibia to reach second.

Right-hander Chris Withrow replaced left-hander Paco Rodriguez and walked Brett Lawrie. But Jose Reyes ended the inning with a bloop to short.

The Dodgers scored once in the second. Andre Ethier opened with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly by Juan Uribe after the Dodgers loaded the bases when A.J. Ellis was hit by a pitch and Skip Schumaker singled.

In the third, Puig doubled home Carl Crawford who had singled to give the Dodgers a 2-0 lead.

The Dodgers loaded the bases with one out in the fifth but did not score, giving them eight runners left on base.

The Blue Jays tied the game in the fifth on their first hit of the game, a two-run double off the wall in center by Brett Lawrie. Lawrie's hit followed walks to Colby Rasmus and Maicer Izturis, the third and fourth allowed by Nolasco in the game.

NOTES: Dodgers CF Matt Kemp(sprained left ankle) was put on the disabled list for the third time this season on Tuesday retroactive to Monday after he rolled the ankle on Sunday sliding into home plate. ... LHP Ted Lilly (neck strain) was activated from the DL to replace Kemp on the active roster and will likely be used as a long reliever. ... Blue Jays RHP Brandon Morrow (forearm) is still not 100 percent and will be given more rest and be re-examined, GM Alex Anthopoulos said before Wednesday's game. Morrow has been on the DL since May 29. ... The Blue Jays will send out LHP Mark Buehrle (5-7, 4.83 ERA) against LHP Erik Bedard (3-7, 4.41) on Thursday in the opener of a four-game series with the Houston Astros. ... The Dodgers return home for a four-game series with the Cincinnati Reds and will start RHP Zack Greinke (8-2, 3.36 ERA) against RHP Mat Latos (9-3, 3.53) in Thursday's opener.
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