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It’s been a tough stretch for the Dodgers (8-10), who salvaged one game this past weekend versus Baltimore at Camden Yards, but lost a doubleheader, and were swept at home by San Diego.

The Blue Crew’s 7-4 win on Sunday was aided by a four-run, fifth inning as Mark Ellis collected a two-run single, Adrian Gonzalez (two hits) a run-scoring double, and Matt Kemp (three hits) a run-producing single that erased the Orioles’ 4-1 lead.

Nick Markakis had a run batted in single and J.J. Hardy a two-run hit in the first inning that negated a sacrifice fly from Ellis in the third, but Baltimore’s Adam Jones countered with a solo homer in the bottom of the third.

A.J. Ellis had an RBI hit in the seventh, and Jerry Hairston Jr. a scoring fly in the ninth.

Josh Beckett (0-3) started the second game on Saturday, which the Dodgers lost, 6-1, and worked five and two-third innings, allowing eight hits with six runs (earned).

Nick Punto and Hairston Jr. each had two hits for the Dodgers, who scored their run in the first inning on Gonzalez’s sacrifice fly.

Manny Machado (three hits and two runs) had four RBIs that included a run-scoring double in the fifth and a three-run smash in the sixth.

Baltimore captured the first game, 7-5, behind a 10-hit blitz that featured a two-run homer from Hardy in the second, and a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

Andre Ethier’s three-run shot in the first inning had the Dodgers pointed in the right direction, and Kemp (three hits) scored a run.

Hyun-Jin Ryu didn’t take the loss and went six innings, yielding eight hits with five runs (earned).

Nolan Reimold belted a solo homer in the fourth and smacked a two-run double in the eighth, while Chris Davis (three hits) tallied three runs.

Clayton Kershaw (2-2) didn’t have his best stuff and gave up seven hits and five runs (three earned) over five and one-third frames with five strikeouts and four walks in a 7-2 setback to the Padres on Wednesday.

Gonzalez (three hits) drove in a run, while A.J. Ellis and Mark Ellis each had two hits.

Alexi Amarista had three hits with four RBIs and Yonder Alonso three hits with two RBIs as the Padres routed the Dodgers, 9-2, on Tuesday.

San Diego’s three-run, second inning helped Eric Stults (2-1), who drove in three runs with a homer, claim a 6-3 win on Monday as he gave up three runs (earned) in six innings.

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