Ventura's single gives LA 5-4 win

Pinch-hitter Robin Ventura bounced a RBI single into right field with one out in the bottom of the ninth for a 5-4 win. The Dodgers rallied from a 4-0 deficit as Adrian Beltré slugged a game-tying two-run homer -- his 100th as a Dodger -- among three hits, and scored the winning run after singling to lead off the ninth.

The Dodgers, who spotted the Padres a four-run lead that could have been bigger had it not been for a diving stop by Shawn Green with the bases loaded and two out in the third inning.

Los Angeles climbed back into the game in the sixth inning on Bradley's first RBI hit and a balk. Bradley, batting .571 in two games, had an RBI single, a double and took away a double with a remarkable running catch in center field in the top of the ninth inning.

The Dodgers caught San Diego on Beltré's home run, which scored Paul Lo Duca and took starter Odalis Perez off the hook. Perez allowed a three-run homer and 10 hits in 5.2 innings.

Trailing 4-0, the Dodgers fought back in the bottom of the sixth, starting with Dave Roberts' one-out bunt single. Roberts stole second and Cesar Izturis, who had two hits, singled to right. A balk scored Roberts and sent Izturis to second. Milton Bradley singled to score Izturis.

The Dodgers tied the game in the bottom of the seventh at 4-4 off former teammate Antonio Osuna. Paul Lo Duca led off with a single and one out later Beltré, 5-for-9 in two games, boomed a home run that just cleared the fence in left, the 100th of his career.

Duaner Sanchez bailed Perez out of a first-and-third jam to end the sixth inning. Guillermo Mota, Tom Martin and Darren Dreifort didn't give up a run and a run. Eric Gagné (1-0 pitched the ninth and got the win.

The Dodgers collected 12 hits and are batting .382 as a team.

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