Game of the day: Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 9: Down 5, Dodgers rally for 9th road win in row

2013-07-24T00:00:00Z Game of the day: Dodgers 10, Blue Jays 9: Down 5, Dodgers rally for 9th road win in rowThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

TORONTO - Things are going so well for the Los Angeles Dodgers right now, they're starting to believe that anything is possible and any deficit can be overcome.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a three-run homer, Andre Ethier and Jerry Hairston Jr. added solo shots and the Dodgers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-9 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory and 22nd in 27 games. They kept a half-game lead over Arizona in the NL West.

"We're starting to be able to throw some big innings together," manager Don Mattingly said. "If you can get to the point where you don't feel like you're out of games, I think that's important."

Gonzalez, Ethier and Mark Ellis each had three RBIs as the Dodgers won their ninth straight road game, matching their longest streak since July 2004.

Even when the Dodgers trailed by five (8-3) with nine outs remaining, Gonzalez said there was no lack of belief.

"We actually talked about it in one of the pitching changes," Gonzalez said. "When we gathered on the infield we were like, 'We're not that far off, especially in this ballpark. You can put up runs in a hurry.'

"Next inning we put up three and then we put up four in the following inning and took the lead."

Hairston homered in the sixth, and Gonzalez erased an 8-6 deficit with a drive to center off Darren Oliver (3-2) in the eighth, his 15th. "That ball was crushed," Mattingly said.

One out later, Ethier went deep for the seventh time.

"We've got a lot of confidence on this team," Ellis said. "Especially in a ballpark like this, you feel like you're never out of the game. This place is right up there with Colorado and Texas as far as never being out of a ballgame."

Former Blue Jays right-hander Brandon League (4-3) got two outs for the win.

Kenley Jansen allowed J.P. Arencibia's RBI single in the ninth but finished for his 12th save, getting Brett Lawrie to fly out to the warning track in left with two on.

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