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Dodgers beat Padres 8-6 to end 3-game skid

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer
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LOS ANGELES (AP) A month after coming off the disabled list, Carl Crawford is on a tear.

He homered for the first time since May 23 and tied his season high with three RBIs in helping the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 8-6 on Tuesday night, avoiding a four-game losing streak.

Justin Turner drove in two runs and scored another pair for the Dodgers, who have won six of their last seven against the Padres while improving to 8-3 against their NL West rival this season.

Crawford hit a two-run shot with two outs in the seventh, just his fifth homer of the season. He is batting .420 since Aug. 4 after spending 1 1/2 months on the DL with a sprained left ankle.

''Things are starting to get better for me,'' he said. ''Hopefully some more (home runs) will come.''

After getting swept in three games by Milwaukee and taking Monday off, the Dodgers had a team meeting before the game to talk about their skid.

''We wanted to get back on track again,'' Crawford said. ''That day off was big. A lot of guys said they felt good today.''

Former Padre Kevin Correia (2-0) allowed four runs and eight hits over five innings in his Dodger Stadium debut, falling behind 3-0 on Jedd Gyorko's three-run homer in the first. The right-hander struck out six and walked one while making his second start since being acquired from Minnesota on Aug. 9. He replaced Hyun-Jin Ryu, who is on the disabled list.

''Not the way you want to start but it's just one pitch,'' Correia said. ''I was making some pretty close pitches early and just wasn't getting the call. I've pitched here so many times I felt good right away.''

Kenley Jansen pitched the ninth for his 35th save, although his throwing error on a bunt single led to a run.

On the final play of the game, Padres manager Bud Black challenged a call that ruled Abraham Almonte out at third on a tag play. Yasiel Puig hit Adrian Gonzalez with the cutoff throw to keep the tying run at first and Gonzalez fired to third as Almonte was diving back to the bag.

''He plays an aggressive style of baseball,'' Black said. ''That play worked out for Puig.''

Turner's RBI double to deep center field in the fourth inning scored Matt Kemp, who doubled leading off, and tied the game 3-all. A.J. Ellis' sacrifice fly gave the Dodgers their first lead of the game, 4-3. Correia grounded into a fielder's choice to the catcher, and Turner scored on a throwing error by first baseman Jake Goebbert to make it 5-3.

Goebbert's throw bounced and got past Yangervis Solarte, who became entangled with Turner on the bag. When Solarte chased after the errant throw, Turner ran toward the plate with his red hair flying and scored.

Los Angeles cut the lead to 3-2 in the second on Turner's first RBI double and Erisbel Arruebarrena's RBI single.

Ian Kennedy (9-11) gave up six runs - five earned - and seven hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked two.

DODGERS MOVES

The team recalled Arruebarrena from Triple-A Albuquerque and he started at shortstop with Hanley Ramirez on the DL. Arruebarrena most recently played in three rehab games for the Rookie-level AZL Dodgers while recovering from right shoulder soreness, going 4-for-11 with two doubles, two homers and four RBIs. He has batted .333 with 11 RBI in 26 games with the Isotopes this season. Infielder Carlos Triunfel was sent back down to Albuquerque, where he came from last weekend.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Padres: Pitcher Andrew Cashner (right shoulder soreness) will be reinstated from the disabled list this weekend and return to the rotation. The right-hander is 2-6 with a 2.36 ERA in 12 starts.

Dodgers: Infielder Juan Uribe, on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, is feeling better and will work indoors for a couple of days. Pitcher Josh Beckett, on the DL with a torn labrum, will let his muscle heal before he starts a throwing program to see if can handle it. Manager Don Mattingly says the question is whether or not there's enough time remaining for Beckett to get back up to speed before the season ends. Ryu is throwing, but has not yet been cleared to resume running while he deals with a right hip strain.

ON DECK

Padres: Left-hander Eric Stults (5-13, 4.64 ERA) takes the mound. He has limited the opposition to a .222 batting average over his last 10 starts since June 17 at Seattle.

Dodgers: Roberto Hernandez (7-8, 3.72 ERA) has faced the Padres once in his career on May 12, 2013, when he was with Tampa Bay. He is 3-5 in 12 career starts against the NL West.

 
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Players of the Game
San Diego

J. Gyorko
AB 5
R 1
H 2
HR 1
RBI 3
Los Angeles

C. Crawford
AB 3
R 3
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
 
San Diego Padres
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Yangervis Solarte, 3B5120002.262.347.391
Abraham Almonte, CF5140001.239.278.352
Seth Smith, LF4111122.296.394.504
Jedd Gyorko, 2B5123023.203.256.342
Jake Goebbert, 1B3010000.279.353.426
   a-Tommy Medica, PH-1B1000000.254.307.439
Rymer Liriano, RF4110011.217.367.348
Rene Rivera, C3010010.238.303.425
   b-Yasmani Grandal, PH-C1011000.205.305.373
Alexi Amarista, SS4010002.230.279.302
Ian Kennedy, P2000022.098.159.171
   Nick Vincent, P0000000.000.000.000
   c-Chris Nelson, PH1000010.246.309.295
   Dale Thayer, P0000000.000.000.000
   Alex Torres, P0000000.000.000.000
   Frank Garces, P0000000.000.000.000
   d-Will Venable, PH0100100.227.291.323
Totals38614529    
a-flied out for Goebbert in the 8th
b-doubled for Rivera in the 8th
c-struck out for Vincent in the 7th
d-walked for Garces in the 9th
Batting
2B - Abraham Almonte (8, Correia), Yasmani Grandal (12, League)
HR - Jedd Gyorko (9, Correia)
RBI - Seth Smith (40), Jedd Gyorko 3 (44), Yasmani Grandal (28)
2-OUT RBI - Seth Smith (15), Yasmani Grandal (11)
CS - Abraham Almonte (2, 2nd base by Correia/Ellis)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Jake Goebbert (2, Throwing), Yangervis Solarte (12, Throwing)
San Diego Padres
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ian Kennedy (L,9-11) 5765250 3.72
Nick Vincent 1000010 3.79
Dale Thayer 0.2111010 2.09
Alex Torres 0.1111011 2.64
Frank Garces 1000010 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Ian Kennedy 97-62, Nick Vincent 11-8, Dale Thayer 14-8, Alex Torres 8-5, Frank Garces 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ian Kennedy 6-5, Nick Vincent 2-0, Dale Thayer 1-0
Batters Faced - Ian Kennedy 25, Nick Vincent 3, Dale Thayer 3, Alex Torres 2, Frank Garces 3
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLG
Dee Gordon, 2B4000010.285.331.377
Yasiel Puig, CF4110022.312.394.515
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B4000001.271.331.451
Matt Kemp, RF4220011.278.343.466
Carl Crawford, LF3333100.268.304.370
Justin Turner, 3B4222011.308.380.425
   Brandon League, P0000000.000.000.000
   Kenley Jansen, P0000000.000.000.000
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS3011121.316.381.368
A.J. Ellis, C3001001.185.316.241
Kevin Correia, P2000011.333.333.444
   Jamey Wright, P1000010.000.000.000
   J.P. Howell, P0000000.000.000.000
   Miguel Rojas, 3B1000000.207.270.259
Totals3389729    
Batting
2B - Matt Kemp 2 (27, Kennedy), Justin Turner 2 (14, Kennedy)
HR - Carl Crawford (5, Torres)
SF - A.J. Ellis (3)
RBI - Carl Crawford 3 (29), Justin Turner 2 (27), Erisbel Arruebarrena (3), A.J. Ellis (13)
2-OUT RBI - Carl Crawford 2 (8)
SB - Carl Crawford (19, 2nd base off Kennedy/Rivera)
Team LOB - 4
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Yasiel Puig 1
DP - Arruebarrena-Gordon-Gonzalez, Arruebarrena-Gordon-Gonzalez-Ellis-Turner
E - Kenley Jansen (1, Throwing)
Los Angeles (N.L.) Dodgers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Correia (W,7-13) 5844161 4.87
Jamey Wright (H,4) 1.2200020 3.72
J.P. Howell (H,24) 0.2000010 1.32
Brandon League 0.2211000 2.47
Kenley Jansen (S,35) 1211100 2.98
WP - Kevin Correia (4)
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 81-51, Jamey Wright 21-15, J.P. Howell 11-5, Brandon League 17-10, Kenley Jansen 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 5-2, Jamey Wright 2-1, J.P. Howell 1-0, Brandon League 1-1
Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 22, Jamey Wright 7, J.P. Howell 2, Brandon League 4, Kenley Jansen 5
Game Information
Attendance - 45459
Game Time - 3:23
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Mike Everitt, Second Base - Adrian Johnson, Third Base - Bill Miller