Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Toronto won 2-1

Game 1: Tuesday, June 8
LA Dodgers1Final
Toronto7
Game 2: Wednesday, June 9
LA Dodgers0Final
Toronto4
Game 3: Thursday, June 10
LA Dodgers6Final
Toronto1

Dodgers 6

(31-26, 16-14 away)

Blue Jays 1

(27-33, 16-15 home)

7:05 PM ET, June 10, 2004

Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario 

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W: K. Ishii (8-3)

L: J. Towers (1-2)

Beltre, Encarnacion homer in L.A. victory

TORONTO (AP) -- Kazuhisa Ishii didn't want the Los Angeles Dodgers to head into Fenway Park for the first time on a losing streak.

Ishii pitched eight sharp innings, Adrian Beltre and Juan Encarnacion hit consecutive homers and the Dodgers ended a three-game losing skid with a 6-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday night.

Ishii (8-3) won his third straight start for the Dodgers, who salvaged the last game of the series after scoring just one run in the first two.

The Dodgers play at Fenway Park on Friday for the first time. The Dodgers and Red Sox met in the 1916 World Series, but the games in Boston were held at Braves Field because it was bigger than Fenway.

"I won't be pitching there, but I'm excited to go," Ishii said through an interpreter.

Staked to a 6-0 lead in the third, Ishii allowed one run on six hits, while striking out four and walking a season-low one.

"We lost the first two games, so I just wanted to help the team win," Ishii said. "I was really aggressive."

Eric Gagne pitched the ninth in a non-save situation.

Gagne couldn't wait to get to Fenway.

"There's a lot of history there, the Green Monster, great fans, great city," Gagne said. "It's going to be exciting."

Los Angeles had 14 hits in the finale after getting just 12 in the first two games.

Beltre and Encarnacion homered off Josh Towers in the third, giving Los Angeles a 6-0 lead.

Vernon Wells homered in the fourth to make it 6-1.

Towers (1-2) gave up six runs on eight hits in just 2 2-3 innings.

"I'm pretty sure that is a disaster," Towers said of his outing.

Dave Roberts led off the first with a bunt single, stole second and advanced to third on Towers' errant pickoff attempt.

"I didn't expect Roberts to do a first pitch bunt. What a punk," Towers said.

Cesar Izturis followed with an RBI single, and Shawn Green later hit a run-scoring single, giving Los Angeles a 2-0 lead.

Robin Ventura added an RBI single in the second.

Game notes


Dodgers owner Frank McCourt grew up in Boston and tried unsuccessfully to purchase the Red Sox three years ago. ... Encarnacion is hitting .421 (16-for-38) over his last nine games. ... The Blue Jays activated catcher Kevin Cash from the 15-day DL Thursday and optioned RHP Aquilino Lopez to Triple-A Syracuse. Cash hasn't played since straining his right rib cage on May 24.

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