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MLB: San Diego 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

July 29, 2010 at 1:14 AM

SAN DIEGO, July 29 (UPI) -- Jerry Hairston drove in three runs Wednesday and helped San Diego break the game open late, boosting the Padres to a 6-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

San Diego maintained a 2 1/2-game lead over San Francisco in the National League West and moved six games ahead of the third-place Dodgers.

Los Angeles owned a 1-0 lead through five innings, but the Padres scored twice in each of the next three to take control.

A sacrifice fly by Nick Hundley in the sixth put San Diego in front and Hairston had a part in each of the next two innings. He had an RBI double in the seventh and drove in both of the eighth-inning runs with a single.

San Diego, which has won four out of five, got six innings out of starter Clayton Richard (8-5). He gave up a run on four hits and struck out six.

Dodgers' starter Hiroki Kuroda (8-9) surrendered up the go-ahead run in the sixth and took the loss.

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