LOS ANGELES – A.J. Ellis singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night for their second consecutive walk-off win.
Ellis got the game-ending hit off Cory Burns (0-1) after two-out singles by Andre Ethier and Luis Cruz, who had a career-high four hits.
Ethier tied the game 3-all with his 16th homer off Luke Gregerson with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
Brandon League (1-1) got the win with two innings of relief. He gave up one hit, struck out two and walked one.
It was the Dodgers' fifth straight game decided by two runs or less, with three wins. They remained 4 ½ games behind NL West-leading San Francisco.
Padres starter Andrew Werner allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, struck out a career-high eight and walked one in his third major league start. The left-hander got a Padres rally started in the seventh with his first big league hit, a one-out single. After Everth Cabrera flied out to center, pinch-hitter Logan Forsythe singled off the pitching hand of Dodgers lefty Randy Choate, who promptly left the game.
Choate was replaced by Belisario, who gave up a two-out single to Chase Headley that scored pinch-runner Clayton Richard, the scheduled starter for Wednesday's series finale, to give San Diego a 3-2 lead.
Hanley Ramirez homered with two outs in the sixth on the first pitch from Werner to tie the game at 2.
Headley's 24th homer in the first gave San Diego a 2-0 lead. The Dodgers gained a run back in the fifth on Mark Ellis' RBI single that scored Cruz, who singled, was sacrificed to second and scored when catcher John Baker couldn't secure the throw from left fielder Chris Denorfia in his glove.
Dodgers starter Joe Blanton gave up three runs and seven hits in 6 2-3 innings, struck out six and walked two. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fourth by striking out Cabrera to end the inning.
NOTES: Padres LF Carlos Quentin was a late scratch from the lineup with right knee irritation, with Denorfia starting in his place. Quentin pinch-hit in the 11th. ... Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has set his rotation for the team's weekend games at San Francisco. RHP Josh Beckett will start Friday, followed by LHP Chris Capuano on Saturday and LHP Clayton Kershaw on Sunday. ... Olympic champion gymnasts Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross each threw out ceremonial first pitches, with only Maroney getting the ball to the plate on a clean throw. Later, the trio boogied on the stadium's dance cam.