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                       === Ellis, Dodgers edge Padres ===
 
 Los  Angeles, CA  (Sports Network) - Mark Ellis plated Skip Schumaker with two
 outs  in the  eighth inning to lift the  Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-1 win over
 the San Diego Padres to take the first two tilts of this three-game set.
 
 After  Adrian  Gonzalez tied  the score  at 1-1  in the  bottom of the seventh
 inning,  the Dodgers came back with another run in the eighth off Nick Vincent
 (3-2).
 
 Schumaker  led off  with a  double to  left  and moved  up to  third when  Tim
 Federowicz  laid down  a sacrifice bunt. Ellis, pinch-hitting for Brian Wilson
 (1-0) singled up the middle to drive in the game-winning run.
 
 Wilson  tossed  one scoreless  inning in  relief of  Chris Capuano, who struck
 out seven and allowed a run on eight hits over seven innings. The decision was
 Wilson's  first  since he  picked up  a loss against  Atlanta on  Aug. 15 as a
 member of the Giants.
 
 "Cap  was great," said  manager Don Mattingly. "He pitched so well and kept us
 in the game."
 
 Kenley Jansen struck out the side to earn his 23rd save of the 2013 campaign.
 
 Andrew  Cashner  started for San  Diego and surrendered just  a run on 10 hits
 while  striking out seven.  Cashner has allowed just two runs over his last 21
 innings.
 
 "Cashner  is a  great pitcher  and Cappy  matched him  pitch for  pitch," said
 Gonzalez. "We won tonight because of our pitching and defense."
 
 Ronny  Cedeno plated  the Padres' lone run  with a solo home run in the fourth
 inning, his first of the season.
 
 Cashner  kept  LA off the scoreboard  through six innings but lost his shutout
 with  one  gone in the  seventh. Jerry Hairston Jr.  started the rally with an
 infield  single to  second. Carl Crawford followed with a single into left and
 after  Yasiel  Puig struck  out, Gonzalez  drove in the  game-tying run with a
 drive to center.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Jansen  now  has 98  strikeouts against 12  walks on the  year ... The Dodgers
 improve  to 16-1-4 in  their last 21 series' and 33-8 since the all-star break
 ...  LA's 23-6  record in the month  of August is the team's best single-month
 mark  since moving to Los Angeles from Brooklyn ... Jedd Gyorko had three hits
 for the Padres.
 
 09/01 00:50:17 ET