Then in the 11th, Ethier collected and Luis Cruz each collected two-out singles against Cory Burns (0-1) and Ellis followed by lining a solid hit to right field, chasing home Ethier with the winning run.
Cruz finished 4-for-5 and Hanley Ramirez belted a solo homer for the second-place Dodgers, who took the opener of a three-game series and remained 4 1/2 games behind National League West-leading San Francisco.
Brandon League (1-1) earned the victory after tossing two scoreless frames.
Chase Headley provided a two-run homer and an RBI single for the Padres.
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