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Upton homers in ninth to lead Padres past Dodgers 7-6

Melvin Upton Jr. helped the San Diego Padres end their losing streak in dramatic fashion.

Upton hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Padres past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Friday night, snapping a four-game skid.

After Wil Myers hit a bloop single to shallow center to lead off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen, Upton went the opposite way beyond the right-center field fence for the comeback victory.

"It is big out there, so I didn't know if it was going out," Upton said. "I knew I hit it pretty good. It was cool. We fought hard and it was a back-and-forth game. Our pitchers kept us in the game the whole...