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Jones had a career-high six RBI, and Pedro Alvarez also homered for the Pirates, who had lost six of seven. Pittsburgh had won just three of 10 during its longest homestand of the season.
"He came out knowing what's at hand here, and to put a foot down," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Then the game probably added to his edge, sharpened his edge, just because the game was all over the place."
Dodgers slugger Matt Kemp and manager Don Mattingly were ejected during the top of the second inning, setting off a lengthy argument that was mostly directed at home plate umpire Angel Campos.
Los Angeles starter Joe Blanton later ran toward Campos as he was walking off the field after being removed following Alvarez's homer. Ramirez also drew Campos' ire for throwing his bat down in disgust after striking out in the sixth.
"We came here having won the first three games of the series. We're not a frustrated team," Mattingly said. "We're not trying to cause any trouble. It's not like we've lost 10 of 11 and looking for a fight. We're here ready to play baseball. To have Matt taken out of the game is not right."
The Pirates avoided a season sweep by the Dodgers, who had beaten them nine straight times, dating to last year. The Dodgers were looking for their first four-game sweep in Pittsburgh in 63 years.
Alvarez hit his 22nd home run as part of a 3-for-4 day. Clint Barmes added three RBI for the Pirates, who entered the day tied with St. Louis for the NL's second wild card spot.
Burnett (15-4) allowed six runs, seven hits, and a walk, and he two hit batsmen, but he was good enough to become the first Pirates pitcher to win 15 games since Todd Ritchie in 1999.
Burnett had seven strikeouts and bounced back from his first home loss of the season on Saturday.
Burnett, who called a players meeting before Wednesday's game, got angry after the Dodgers took their only lead in the fourth when Ramirez hit a two-run homer.
As Ramirez rounded second base during his home-run trot, he circled his eyes with his fingers as he turned in the direction of Burnett. The gesture is a trademark of Ramirez's.
"If you're going to hit a homer, act like you've hit one before," Burnett said. "The first batter, Loney, hit one, was very professional about it. Ran hard the whole way. I just thought he did a little something at second base. I could be wrong. It was heat of the moment."
When Ramirez struck out swinging to end the sixth, Burnett screamed at him as he walked off the mound. Ramirez was reprimanded by Campos for throwing his bat, and the two had a somewhat-heated discussion.
"I was just excited to get him out," Burnett said. "Every time someone clicks one off you, you want to get him out the next time up. He drove one that went pretty far, and then I was able to get him out so I was pretty fired up."
That incident wasn't close to being the most contentious moment of the game.
Kemp struck out to end the first. He and Mattingly confirmed that the Dodgers dugout was barking about balls and strikes when Andre Ethier led off the following inning, prompting Campos to deliver an unofficial warning to the Dodgers dugout.
"Then I said, `Let's go `Dre,' and he tossed me out of the game," Kemp said. "You've got two teams going at it in a pennant race. We're trying to build the lead against the Giants and Arizona, and I get thrown out for cheering my teammate."
Kemp's ejection angered Mattingly, who sprinted out to Campos. Kemp wasn't far behind, and needed to be restrained, at different times, by Mattingly, teammate Shane Victorino, bench coach Trey Hillman and other umpires. He bumped into an umpire at least once.
After a few minutes of arguing, Mattingly was ejected by crew chief Tim Tschida. Mattingly stayed on the field for several more minutes of animated discussion before an umpire summoned Hillman to come out to retrieve Mattingly.
"This isn't about being mad," Mattingly said. "This is something that has to go above me. It needs to go to the league. We're in a pennant race, and I've got a guy who was second in the MVP [voting] last year, and you can't take him out of the game for cheering for a teammate. If we had gone out of control, that's different. This is just unacceptable behavior [by Campos]."
Mattingly's ejection was his sixth this season; Kemp was tossed for the first time.
Loney homered two batters after play resumed. It was his first home run since May 21 and third of the season.
Blanton (8-11) fell to 0-2 since being acquired in a trade from Philadelphia. Blanton gave up eight runs, seven hits and a season-high four walks in 4 1/3 innings.
Jordy Mercer and Andrew McCutchen were on base both times Jones homered, in the first and fifth innings. The second shot to right elicited a curtain call for Jones, who has 20 home runs this season and five career two-homer games.
|Garrett Jones connects for two three-run homers to drive in a career-high six runs in the Pirates' win. (US Presswire)|
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|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Shane Victorino, LF-CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||0||.263|
|Mark Ellis, 2B||5||1||2||1||0||1||0||.265|
|Matt Kemp, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.355|
|Elian Herrera, LF||2||0||1||0||0||1||0||.246|
|a- Juan Rivera, PH-LF||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||.242|
|Andre Ethier, RF||4||1||0||0||0||0||4||.285|
|Hanley Ramirez, SS||4||1||2||2||0||1||0||.260|
|James Loney, 1B||4||2||2||1||0||1||1||.255|
|Adam Kennedy, 3B||2||0||0||0||1||0||1||.250|
|Jamey Wright, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Randy Choate, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Juan Uribe, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.185|
|Shawn Tolleson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|A.J. Ellis, C||4||1||1||0||0||0||2||.275|
|Joe Blanton, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.093|
|Javy Guerra, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Luis Cruz, PH-3B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.262|
|a-hit by pitch for Herrera in the 7th|
|b-grounded out for Choate in the 8th|
|c-flied out for Guerra in the 7th|
|2B - Mark Ellis (9, Burnett)|
|HR - Hanley Ramirez (16, Burnett), James Loney (3, Burnett)|
|RBI - Mark Ellis (19), Juan Rivera (40), Hanley Ramirez 2 (71), James Loney (32)|
|2-OUT RBI - Mark Ellis (12), Juan Rivera (15), James Loney (11)|
|SB - Adam Kennedy (1, 2nd base off Burnett/Barajas)|
|Team LOB - 6|
|Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Joe Blanton (L,8-11)||4.1||7||8||8||4||4||3||4.96|
|Pitches-Strikes - Joe Blanton 99-62, Javy Guerra 25-15, Jamey Wright 16-11, Randy Choate 2-2, Shawn Tolleson 11-7|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Joe Blanton 6-3, Javy Guerra 1-2, Jamey Wright 1-0, Shawn Tolleson 1-2|
|Batters Faced - Joe Blanton 24, Javy Guerra 5, Jamey Wright 6, Randy Choate 1, Shawn Tolleson 3|
|Starling Marte, LF||5||0||1||0||0||1||1||.247|
|Jordy Mercer, 2B||5||2||1||0||0||2||1||.171|
|Andrew McCutchen, CF||2||2||1||0||3||0||0||.359|
|Garrett Jones, RF||3||2||2||6||1||0||0||.283|
|Gaby Sanchez, 1B||4||1||0||0||0||2||2||.210|
|Pedro Alvarez, 3B||4||2||3||1||0||0||0||.235|
|Rod Barajas, C||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.196|
|Clint Barmes, SS||4||0||2||3||0||0||0||.221|
|A.J. Burnett, P||3||0||0||0||0||1||1||.068|
|Tony Watson, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Travis Snider, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.295|
|Jason Grilli, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Joel Hanrahan, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-popped out for Watson in the 7th|
|2B - Pedro Alvarez (17, Blanton)|
|3B - Clint Barmes (1, Blanton)|
|HR - Garrett Jones 2 (19, Blanton, Blanton), Pedro Alvarez (22, Blanton)|
|RBI - Garrett Jones 6 (64), Pedro Alvarez (61), Clint Barmes 3 (36)|
|2-OUT RBI - Clint Barmes 2 (13)|
|PK - Andrew McCutchen (3, Wright)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|E - Pedro Alvarez 2 (20, Throwing)|
|A.J. Burnett (W,15-4)||6.2||7||6||6||1||7||2||3.54|
|Tony Watson (H,13)||0.1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4.19|
|HBP - Victorino (by A.J. Burnett), J. Rivera (by A.J. Burnett)|
|Pitches-Strikes - A.J. Burnett 94-64, Tony Watson 4-2, Jason Grilli 21-15, Joel Hanrahan 12-10|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - A.J. Burnett 9-4, Tony Watson 1-0, Jason Grilli 1-2, Joel Hanrahan 3-1|
|Batters Faced - A.J. Burnett 30, Tony Watson 1, Jason Grilli 4, Joel Hanrahan 4|
|Attendance - 25073|
|Game Time - 3:07|
|Temperature - 84|
|Umpires - Home - Angel Campos, First Base - Tim Tschida, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Bill Welke|