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Dodgers' Gordon knocks in game-winner

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SAN DIEGO -- Dee Gordon put on a show for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Gordon singled in the go-ahead run with two outs in the 11th inning and the Dodgers, who blew a five-run lead in the fifth, beat the San Diego Padres 6-5 for their third straight win.

It was Gordon's third hit of the night. He also walked twice, stole three bases and scored twice.

Gordon was 1 for 10 in the first two games.

"His demeanor doesn't really change," manager Don Mattingly said. "He's upbeat, he's confident. I've been saying it all spring, this kid can hit. Really, he's just about playing the game and winning games. The first two games he got one hit, I think, and it was like nothing had changed."

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A.J. Ellis, who homered in the fourth, started the winning rally with a leadoff single off Anthony Bass (0-1) and was sacrificed by Justin Sellers. With two outs, Gordon singled down the right field line to bring in Ellis from second.

"I was trying to see something up that I could hit up the middle and I was able to put the bat on the ball," said Gordon, who this year made his first opening-day roster.

"I just want to get on, help these guys as much as possible, anyway I can."

Todd Coffey (1-0) pitched the 10th for the win and Javy Guerra pitched the 11th for his second save in as many chances.

"Gordon had a good night," Padres manager Bud Black said. "He had a few hits. He's playing a good shortstop. The Dodgers think a lot of this guy and it looks as though it's his time to take that starting role and run with it."

The Padres scored five runs during a Dodgers pitching meltdown in the fifth. Three Dodgers pitchers combined to walk five, throw one wild pitch, hit a batter and allow two hits.

Chris Capuano took a 5-0 lead into the fifth in his Dodgers debut but didn't finish the inning. He loaded the bases with two outs before walking Chase Headley to force in a run and bring out Mattingly with the hook. Capuano walked three that inning.

Jamey Wright came on and threw eight straight balls, issuing consecutive bases-loaded walks to Jesus Guzman and Nick Hundley, bringing the Padres to 5-3. Scott Elbert came on and threw a wild pitch that brought in Headley, and then hit Yonder Alonso with a pitch to load the bases again. Orlando Hudson singled in the tying run before the Dodgers finally got the third out by catching Nick Hundley in a rundown.

"Well, you know, obviously you can't do a whole lot when you're not throwing strikes," Mattingly said. "It was a frustrating inning. It's not like they were hitting the ball around."

The Padres said the only other time they had three straight bases-loaded walks was in the fourth inning on April 5, 1984, against Pittsburgh, based on research by the Elias Sports Bureau.

Capuano allowed four runs on two hits and five walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out four.

Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier each drove in two runs against Padres starter Dustin Moseley.

Kemp, last year's NL MVP runner-up, and Ethier each have six RBIs after three games. Kemp hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning and added an RBI single to center in the third. Ethier followed with a two-run double to center field to make it 4-0.

Ellis hit a solo homer to left with one out in the fourth, his first, for a 5-0 lead.

Moseley allowed five hits and five runs in five innings, struck out four and walked two.

Notes

  • The Dodgers have beaten the Padres in 13 of 15 games dating to July 8.
  • The Dodgers haven't opened 3-0 since sweeping the Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium from April 5-7, 1999. They last time they won four games to being the year was 1981, when the eventual World Series champions started 6-0.
  • Before the game, the Padres honored coach Steve Fisher and the San Diego State basketball team, which won its second straight Mountain West Conference regular-season championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the third straight season. Senior forward Tim Shelton threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
  • The series concludes Sunday afternoon with L.A.'s Aaron Harang, who was with San Diego last year, scheduled to face Padres lefty Clayton Richard.
 
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Dee Gordon delivers the game-winning hit in the top of the 11th as the Dodgers move to 2-0.  (Getty Images)
Dee Gordon delivers the game-winning hit in the top of the 11th as the Dodgers move to 2-0. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Los Angeles

D. Gordon
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 1
San Diego

J. Guzman
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Los Angeles Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dee Gordon, SS4231200 .286
Mark Ellis, 2B5100104 .214
Matt Kemp, CF4122021 .462
Andre Ethier, RF4012111 .273
James Loney, 1B5000013 .000
Adam Kennedy, 3B2000010 .000
   a- Jerry Hairston Jr., PH-3B3010000 .333
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
    Javy Guerra, P0000000 .000
A.J. Ellis, C3221200 .333
Tony Gwynn Jr., LF3000002 .000
    Mike MacDougal, P0000000 .000
    Matt Guerrier, P0000000 .000
   b- Juan Uribe, PH1000011 .000
    Kenley Jansen, P0000000 .000
    Justin Sellers, 3B0000000 .000
Chris Capuano, P2000010 .000
    Jamey Wright, P0000000 .000
    Scott Elbert, P0000000 .000
   c- Juan Rivera, PH-LF3000004 .400
Totals3969667  
a-doubled for Kennedy in the 6th
b-struck out for Guerrier in the 8th
c-hit into fielder's choice for Elbert in the 6th
Batting
2B - Dee Gordon (1, Moseley), Matt Kemp (1, Gregerson), Andre Ethier (2, Moseley), Jerry Hairston Jr. (1, Thatcher)
HR - A.J. Ellis (1, Moseley)
SF - Matt Kemp (1)
SH - Justin Sellers (1)
RBI - Dee Gordon (1), Matt Kemp 2 (6), Andre Ethier 2 (6), A.J. Ellis (2)
2-OUT RBI - Dee Gordon (1), Matt Kemp (1), Andre Ethier 2 (6)
SB - Dee Gordon 3 (3, 2nd base off Moseley/Hundley, 2nd base off Moseley/Hundley, 2nd base off Bass/Hundley)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Tony Gwynn Jr. 1
Los Angeles Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Capuano 4.2244540 7.71
Jamey Wright0011200 13.50
Scott Elbert 0.1100000 0.00
Mike MacDougal 1000110 4.50
Matt Guerrier 1100000 0.00
Kenley Jansen 2000020 6.00
Todd Coffey (W,1-0) 1000110 0.00
Javy Guerra (S,2) 1000110 0.00
HBP - Alonso (by Scott Elbert)
WP - Scott Elbert (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Capuano 86-49, Jamey Wright 8-0, Scott Elbert 6-4, Mike MacDougal 18-9, Matt Guerrier 12-10, Kenley Jansen 18-15, Todd Coffey 13-7, Javy Guerra 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Capuano 5-5, Matt Guerrier 2-1, Kenley Jansen 2-2, Todd Coffey 2-0, Javy Guerra 2-0
Batters Faced - Chris Capuano 21, Jamey Wright 2, Scott Elbert 2, Mike MacDougal 4, Matt Guerrier 4, Kenley Jansen 6, Todd Coffey 4, Javy Guerra 4
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Cameron Maybin, CF5100123 .231
Chris Denorfia, RF5100103 .000
Chase Headley, 3B3101210 .000
    Anthony Bass, P0000000 .000
Jesus Guzman, LF4111101 .273
Nick Hundley, C4001122 .000
Yonder Alonso, 1B3010102 .100
Orlando Hudson, 2B5011022 .091
Jason Bartlett, SS3110200 .111
Dustin Moseley, P1000001 .000
   a- Kyle Blanks, PH0000100 .000
    Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
    Brad Brach, P0000000 .000
   b- Jeremy Hermida, PH1000010 .333
    Luke Gregerson, P0000000 .000
    Andrew Cashner, P0000000 .000
   c- Will Venable, PH1000010 .167
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
    Andy Parrino, 3B0000000 .000
Totals35544109  
a-walked for Moseley in the 5th
b-struck out for Brach in the 6th
c-struck out for Cashner in the 8th
Batting
SH - Andy Parrino (1)
RBI - Chase Headley (1), Jesus Guzman (2), Nick Hundley (1), Orlando Hudson (1)
2-OUT RBI - Chase Headley (1), Jesus Guzman (2), Nick Hundley (1), Orlando Hudson (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Gregerson-Bartlett-Alonso
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dustin Moseley 5555241 9.00
Joe Thatcher 0.1100010 0.00
Brad Brach 0.2000100 10.80
Luke Gregerson 1100200 0.00
Andrew Cashner 1000110 0.00
Huston Street 1000010 0.00
Anthony Bass (L,0-1) 2211000 2.25
IBB - Ethier by Luke Gregerson
Pitches-Strikes - Dustin Moseley 79-47, Joe Thatcher 8-5, Brad Brach 13-4, Luke Gregerson 21-10, Andrew Cashner 14-9, Huston Street 11-7, Anthony Bass 24-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dustin Moseley 5-6, Brad Brach 1-1, Luke Gregerson 1-1, Andrew Cashner 2-0, Anthony Bass 3-3
Batters Faced - Dustin Moseley 22, Joe Thatcher 2, Brad Brach 3, Luke Gregerson 5, Andrew Cashner 4, Huston Street 3, Anthony Bass 8
Game Information
Attendance - 31909
Game Time - 3:56
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Paul Emmel, First Base - Scott Barry, Second Base - Gary Darling, Third Base - Jerry Meals