Ethier's RBI Sends Dodgers to 5-3 Win

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Andre Ethier doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Tuesday night, avoiding their longest losing streak of the season.

Manny Ramirez had three doubles and James Loney drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who had lost their previous two games.

Jonathan Broxton (2-0) blew his first save after six straight successful chances when he walked pinch-hitter Rich Aurilia with the bases loaded in the eighth.

Chad Billingsley pitched 7 1-3 innings, allowing three runs and seven hits, striking out eight.

Pablo Sandoval and Travis Ishikawa, who had two hits, drove in runs for the Giants, who have won six of eight.