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Dodgers gladly accept charity to beat Padres, 5-1

Dodgers gladly accept charity to beat Padres, 5-1

Andre Ethier smiled when thinking how the Dodgers won Sunday.

"It's a funny game," he said, shaking his head.

A dribbler off Ethier's bat in the seventh inning turned into a three-base error by San Diego Padres reliever Nick Vincent, resulting in the last three runs the Dodgers scored in their 5-1 victory at Petco Park.

"Square it up and get out, then hit a little three-hopper down the line and somehow clear the bases," Ethier said.

What counted to Manager Don Mattingly was that the Dodgers won, not how they won.

By winning three of the four games against the Padres, the Dodgers have won 11 of their last 13 games and are a season-best 20...

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