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Ivan De Jesus
Los Angeles Dodgers
San Diego Padres
PHOENIX (AP) -- Ivan De Jesus hit a two-run double with two outs in the ninth to give the Dodgers the lead and Dee Gordon went airborne to turn a game-ending double play as the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 on Tuesday night.
The Diamondbacks, who squandered a five-run lead going into the seventh, took a 7-6 lead in the bottom of the eighth on Lyle Overbay's homer off Josh Lindblom (2-0).
J.J. Putz (0-3) couldn't close it for Arizona in the ninth. He walked Elia Herrera and Bobby Abreu with one out, and then struck out Andre Ethier. But De Jesus doubled over the head of Chris Young in center, scoring both runners to give the Dodgers their first lead of the game.
A third strike that got away from catcher A.J. Ellis and a single by Justin Upton put runners on first and third with one out in the bottom of the ninth for Arizona against Kenley Jansen.
Dodgers manager Don Mattingly decided not to walk the left-handed hitting Jason Kubel to load the bases for Young, and the strategy worked. Kubel hit a tailor-made double-play ball to De Jesus at second. He flipped to Gordon, who leaped high over a late-sliding Upton to make a one-hop throw to first and complete the double play.
Jansen earned his seventh save.
Overbay finished with four hits, Josh Bell also homered and Upton drove in a pair of runs and had three hits for the Diamondbacks, who have lost 10 of their past 11 home games.
The Diamondbacks stormed out to a 5-0 lead before the Dodgers used five hits and a pair of errors to start the seventh inning to rally from a 6-1 deficit.
The bullpen's collapse wasted a solid outing by Arizona starter Trevor Cahill. Cahill scattered six hits over six innings, allowing one run while striking out six and walking three.
Bell gave the Diamondbacks a 2-0 lead in the second with a home run to center off starter Aaron Harang. It was Arizona's first since Upton homered against Colorado on May 17.
Upton hit a run-scoring single in the third and an RBI double in the fifth, and Kubel added a sacrifice fly in the fifth to give the Diamondbacks a 5-0 lead.
The Dodgers broke through against Cahill in the sixth on consecutive infield singles, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Ethier to make it 5-1.
Henry Blanco, starting in place of the injured Miguel Montero, doubled home Overbay in the sixth against Scott Elbert for a 6-1 Arizona lead.
NOTES: Major League baseball announced two scoring changes before the game that affected the Dodgers. Dodgers INF Justin Sellers was credited with a single on his ground ball to third base in the sixth inning, which was originally ruled as an error on Bell. Ethier was credited with a double and RBI for his line drive to deep center field in the top of the fifth inning on May 17 at San Diego. The play was originally scored as an error on Cameron Maybin.
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