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Dodgers, Reds pick up wins on road

TORONTO - Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. added solo shots and the streaking Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 10-9, Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory and 22nd in 27 games.

Gonzalez, Ethier and Mark Ellis each had three RBIs as the Dodgers won their ninth straight road game, matching their longest streak since July 2004.

Hairston homered in the sixth and Gonzalez erased an 8-6 deficit with a drive to center off Darren Oliver (3-2) in the eighth, his 15th. One out later, Ethier went deep for the seventh time.

Former Blue Jays right-hander Brandon League (4-3) got two outs for the win.

Kenley Jansen allowed J.P. Arencibia’s RBI single in the ninth but finished for his 12th save, getting Brett Lawrie to fly out to the warning track in left with two on.

Jose Reyes, Jose Bautista and Mark DeRosa homered for the struggling Blue Jays, who closed their clubhouse for a players-only meeting before the game but couldn’t hold onto an 8-3 lead after six innings. Toronto has lost six straight and 13 of 17.

DeRosa hit his sixth homer in the fourth and Bautista hit his 23rd in the fifth, chasing Dodgers left-hander Chris Capuano. Reyes went deep for the sixth time in the sixth, connecting off Carlos Marmol in his Los Angeles debut.

Reyes hit an RBI double and Bautista singled home a run in the third, but the Dodgers answered with two in the fourth on Ethier’s double and Ellis’ single.

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, Devin Mesoraco had a three-run homer among his three hits for his second home run in as many games, Joey Votto and Zack Cozart also connected, and the Cincinnati Reds pounded the San Francisco Giants for the second straight game with a 9-3 win Tuesday in the opener of a traditional doubleheader.

Cozart finished 4 for 4 with two RBIs and three runs to back Tony Cingrani (4-1). The left-hander was added to the roster as the Reds’ permitted 26th player for the doubleheader. He headed back to the Arizona Rookie League after the game to fulfill the final five days required after being optioned to the minors. He is set to return and start Sunday for Cincinnati.

“I go to Arizona tomorrow and I am starting Sunday,’’ Cingrani said after his 118-pitch outing in which he also singled in a run for his first career RBI at any level of pro ball.

AP
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