Dodgers beat Orioles, end six-game slide

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Dodgers beat Orioles, end six-game slide

BALTIMORE, Maryland - The Los Angeles Dodgers got a coveted victory, and it didn’t matter one bit whether they earned it or had it handed to them.

What counted was that their six-game losing streak was over.

Mark Ellis drove in three runs, and Los Angeles beat erratic Jake Arrieta and the Baltimore Orioles, 7-4, Sunday for their first win in over a week.

Matt Kemp singled in the go-ahead run during a four-run fifth inning, and the Dodgers received a solid performance from their bullpen in the finale of the three-game interleague series.

Adam Jones homered and Chris Davis had three hits for the Orioles, who blew an early 4-1 lead.

Los Angeles starter Stephen Fife, recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque before the game as an emergency replacement for Chad Billingsley, gave up three runs in the first inning. But he ended up outlasting Arrieta, who couldn’t get an out in the fifth.

It was great for the Dodgers, however, who were delighted to end their longest losing streak since a seven-game run in June.

“Any win is big for us at the moment,” Kemp said. AP

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