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MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Los Angeles' struggling bullpen offset
's ninth-inning heroics.
After Beltre's two-run homer in the top of the inning tied the game,
with the bases loaded in the bottom of the frame as the the
posted an 8-7 victory over the
Los Angeles Dodgers
doubled to right off Carrara (3-1) with one out in the ninth.
was walked intentionally, and after striking out
, Carrara issued back-to-back walks to
and Rivera to end the game.
"I was trying to make a real good pitch and it was outside," Carrara said. "There's nothing you can do about that. It is a tough loss after you've come back that way."
"I was looking for a fastball, but he threw the slider out of the zone and I was able to lay off it," Rivera said through a interpreter. "I went in looking for one pitch and I never got it."
Batista, who has walked just 17 times in 458 at-bats, fouled off four pitches with a full count before taking Carrara's 10th pitch of the at-bat outside to load the bases.
"(Batista) had a real good at-bat and fouled off a lot of pitches," Carrara said. "I threw a lot of strikes and its unbelievable that I walked the guy."
Los Angeles relievers have lost five games and blown two saves in August.
The Dodgers overcame a six-run deficit, capped by Beltre's two-run shot to right off Montreal closer
(4-3). It was the second time in four days that Beltre has tied the score with a ninth-inning homer. He also accomplished the feat Friday against the
"We took some great at-bats in latter part of the game and got another huge home run from Beltre to tie," Dodgers manager
said. "We came all the way back and Gio did everything he could do in the ninth inning."
Montreal starter Sun-woo Kim allowed just one unearned run before tiring in the sixth and Los Angeles got to the Expos bullpen in the seventh.
hit a three-run double to center with two outs and Beltre plated Finley with a single off
"We won so I feel happy," Kim said. "I felt like I came out too early, I would have liked one more inning."
Montreal built an early lead in the second against Los Angeles starter
. With the Expos already ahead 1-0,
led off the inning with his first homer of the season.
followed with an infield single and advanced to second on shortstop
' throwing error.
drove in Chavez with a single, and scored two batters later on a home run by
, pushing the Expos' lead to 5-0.
Perez, who had allowed one earned run or less in his previous four starts, was roughed up for seven runs and nine hits in four innings.
"When I was warming up, everything was working really well, and in the game I felt fine, too," Perez said. "I threw the ball and they hit the ball out of the ballpark. I'm not going to be concerned because you're going to have a game like that. It was one of those games."