Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) - The Los Angeles Dodgers rallied for fourruns in the ninth inning to edge the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-6, in the opener of athree-game set at Chavez Ravine.
Skip Schumaker singled then scored on Mark Ellis' triple past a diving BenZobrist in left field. Nick Punto followed with a double to left to scoreEllis and Adrian Gonzalez ripped a double into the right-field corner to tiethe game.
After Fernando Rodney (4-3) intentionally walked Yasiel Puig, Jerry Hairstonripped a chopper up the middle. Rodney snared the bouncer, turned and fired tosecond base, but his throw sailed high and to the right allowing Gonzalez tocome around and score the game-winning run.
Puig went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and Schumaker doubled and drove in a runfor the Dodgers, who have won eight of their last nine games.
Ronald Bellisario (5-6) stranded a pair of runners in the ninth to earn thewin. Starter Chris Capuano was charged with six runs -- five earned -- on 10hits over 4 1/3 innings.
James Loney went 3-for-4 with two RBI against his former club and YunelEscobar had two hits and three RBI for the Rays, who have dropped threestraight games.
Rays starter David Price allowed just one unearned run on seven hits whilestriking out four. It was just the third time in his last seven starts thatthe hard-throwing southpaw failed to go nine innings.
Tampa Bay scored three runs in both the second and fifth innings.
In the second, Escobar laced a single to center field to score Wil Myers.Loney followed with a two-run single up the middle to score Ben Zobrist andEscobar.
With the bases-loaded in the fifth, Zobrist ripped a single to center toscore Sean Rodriguez and Escobar followed with a base hit up the middle toplay Evan Longoria and Myers.
The Dodgers finally got on the board in the seventh. Hairston walked thenmoved to second on Longoria's throwing error. Tim Federowicz grounded into adouble play, but it moved Hairston to third for Schumaker, who laced a doubleto left field.
In the eighth, Puig plated Ellis with a ground-rule double before comingaround on Juan Uribe's base hit to right field later in the frame to make it6-3.
Puig extended his hitting streak to eight games ... The Dodgers were 5-for-10with RISP ... Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez made his first appearance sinceinjuring his shoulder on Aug. 4. He went 0-for-1 in his only at-bat.Tampa Baywas 5-for-18 with runners in scoring position ... Longoria's error in theseventh innings was the Rays' first error in 10 games ... Earlieron Friday, the Rays recalled pitcher Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham anddesignated pitcher Kyle Farnsworth for assignment ... It was the Rays' firstgame in Dodger Stadium ... Tampa Bay is 29-8 this season then its startingpitcher lasts at least seven innings ... Game time: 3:55.