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07/22/2013 11:50 PM EDT
Ellis has 5 RBIs, Dodgers rout Blue Jays 14-5
LA DODGERS 14, TORONTO 5

By IAN HARRISON
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- A.J. Ellis isn't about to give opposing pitchers
a chance to catch their breath at the bottom of a tough Dodgers
lineup.



Ellis hit a two-run homer and drove in a career-best five runs,
Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched 5 1-3 innings, and Los Angeles set a season
high in runs with a 14-5 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on
Monday night, their fourth straight victory and 21st in 26
games.



Ellis went deep in the second inning and had RBI singles in the
third, sixth and seventh. He also reached on first baseman Adam
Lind's fielding error in the fourth.



"He's just consistent," manager Don Mattingly said. "He gives
you good at-bats all the time. It's not always hits, but you're
always going to get a quality at-bat from A.J. He's a guy who
knows what he's doing up there.



Batting after big names such as Yasiel Puig, Adrian Gonzalez and
Hanley Ramirez, Ellis said it's important to keep the pressure
on.



"When it gets down to the bottom to me and Juan Uribe and Mark
Ellis, you can almost see the pitcher trying to take a breath,
like it's a break for them," Ellis said.



"It's our job to make it tough and not let them take advantage
if there's a little bit of a letdown because it's hard to go
through eight or nine hitters with that max intensity."



Seventh-hitter Skip Schumaker added a three-run shot as the
Dodgers moved a season-high four games above .500 and won their
eighth straight road game, their longest streak since a
nine-game run in July 2004.



"We have a deep lineup," Gonzalez said. "If you can just stay
within the zone, it'll be really tough on the opposing pitcher."



Toronto made a season-high five errors and lost its fifth
straight game. The Blue Jays have lost 12 of 16 overall.



"It wasn't a very good game," Blue Jays manager John Gibbons
said. "We got whipped all the way around."



Ryu (8-3) had gone 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA in 10 starts before
matching a season worst by giving up five runs in five innings
at Arizona on July 10. He was better against the Blue Jays,
allowing four runs and nine hits, all singles, in 5 1-3 innings.
Ryu walked two and struck out three.



"He knows how to win," Ellis said. "He pitched great with a lead
tonight and kept the ball in the ballpark. He did what he was
supposed to do and that's win the game."



Ryu had not pitched since that game against the Diamondbacks, an
11-day break.



"It seemed like his command was a little bit in and out,"
Mattingly said. "I almost feel like (the long layoff) was a
detriment. It may be rested him, but I felt like it was a little
bit of a detriment to him as far as being sharp with his
breaking stuff."



A large group of Korean fans cheered loudly when Ryu's name was
announced before the game, and again when he walked in from the
bullpen. Waving flags and chanting, they kept up the noise
through much of his outing.



"That was definitely more than I expected here in Toronto," Ryu
said through a translator. "I was very appreciative of that, it
was a big help for me."



Jose Dominguez got two outs, J.P. Howell worked two innings and
Chris Withrow finished.



The Dodgers played without outfielder Matt Kemp, who is expected
to miss the three-game series with a sprained left ankle. X-rays
on Kemp were negative.



"We'll see how it looks tomorrow, if it's any better," Mattingly
said.



Kemp came off the 15-day disabled list Sunday after sitting out
11 games with a sore left shoulder. He went 3 for 4 with a home
run in a win over Washington, but limped off after sliding into
catcher Kurt Suzuki on a force play in the ninth.



Puig started in center Monday and Andre Ethier was the DH.
Mattingly said Ethier would likely return to center for the next
two games.



Puig prevented a run with a sensational leaping catch at the
wall on J.P. Arencibia's deep drive in the eighth.



The Dodgers roughed up Blue Jays starter Josh Johnson, who was
charged with five runs and seven hits in two-plus innings. He
walked one and struck out two.



"I was pitiful," Johnson said. "It's the only way I could put
it. I didn't even battle them. Everything was in the middle of
the plate."



Johnson (1-6) is 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA in five starts since his
lone victory of the season, June 23 against Baltimore.



Los Angeles batted around in a four-run second. Ethier hit a
one-out double and Ellis followed with a homer, his fifth. Three
batters later, Carl Crawford and Puig hit back-to-back RBI
singles.



Ethier doubled and scored on Ellis' single off reliever Aaron
Loup in the third, but Toronto got two in the bottom half on RBI
singles by Melky Cabrera and Mark DeRosa.



Gonzalez walked and scored on Ethier's double play grounder in
the fourth, and the Dodgers piled on with four more in the sixth
against Dustin McGowan and Brett Cecil.



A.J. Ellis and Crawford had run-scoring singles, Juan Uribe hit
an RBI grounder and Mark Ellis added a sacrifice fly.



Toronto chased Ryu and cut it to 10-4 in the bottom half. Brett
Lawrie hit an RBI grounder and Colby Rasmus scored on a wild
pitch by Dominguez, but the Dodgers added four more off Steve
Delabar in the seventh, three of them on Schumaker's second deck
homer to right, his first.



DeRosa doubled and scored on Rasmus' single off Howell in the
eighth, but Puig robbed Arencibia of extra bases on the next
play.



NOTES: The Dodgers are 5-5 in interleague games. ... Toronto's
most recent five-error game was May 18, 2011, against Tampa Bay.
The Blue Jays made a team-worst six errors at Texas on May 13,
1982. ... Paul Stanley of the rock group KISS threw out the
first pitch.

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