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LOS ANGELES, Calif. . - Chad Billingsley bounced back from two horrendous outings, Andre Ethier hit a two-run homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1 on Tuesday night, preventing Max Scherzer from becoming the first 10-game winner in the majors. Billingsley (6-6) allowed a run and six hits over 5 1-3 innings — the first time in four starts that he made it past the fifth. The right-hander struck out six, walked two and left with a 4-1 lead after loading the bases with a walk to Alex Avila. Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, 0 for 12 lifetime against Billingsley, wasnt in the starting lineup for the first time this season despite a .324 average that was fourth-best in the AL when the day began. He pinch-hit for Ryan Raburn after Billingsley departed, and grounded into an inning-ending double play on Mike MacDougals second pitch. The Dodgers have won three straight following a five-game losing streak, and are 6 1/2 games behind first-place Arizona in the NL West after sitting a season-worst nine games off the pace on June 15. Scherzer (9-3) gave up six runs and nine hits in six innings, giving the right-hander a 7.79 ERA over his last six starts. He was 6-0 in his first eight starts this season, and was coming off consecutive victories against Texas, Seattle and Cleveland. Ethier got the green light from rookie manager Don Mattingly on a 3-0 pitch in the fifth and hit his seventh homer of the season into the right field pavilion to extend the Dodgers lead to 4-1 after Juan Uribe singled in front of him. The two RBIs matched Ethiers total in his previous 41 at-bats. Pinch-hitter Trent Oeltjen had an RBI double in the sixth and Dee Gordon followed with another double to make it 6-1. Tony Gwynn Jr. gave the Dodgers a 2-1 lead in the fourth with a run-scoring infield hit, just beating the throw from Scherzer after he fielded Gwynns dribbler to the left of the mound with Aaron Miles hustling down the line. The Dodgers, who beat Houston 1-0 on Sunday and the Tigers 4-0 on Monday, extended the scoreless innings streak by their pitching staff to 22 before Victor Martinez tied it 1-1 with an RBI single in the fourth. The Dodgers havent won three straight games by shutouts since July 1991, when Ramon Martinez and Bob Ojeda threw complete games and Orel Hershiser combined with two relievers on the other. Hershiser pitched on the night Mark Gardner of the Montreal Expos no-hit the Dodgers through nine innings before Los Angeles won 1-0 in 11. A.J. Ellis opened the scoring in the first with an RBI single. First baseman Martinez helped Scherzer minimize the damage that inning, forcing Miles at the plate on a bases-loaded grounder by Billingsley — then flipping to Scherzer at the bag on a grounder toward the hole by Gordon. Notes: Dodgers CF Matt Kemp stole second and third in the seventh, joining Davey Lopes as the only Dodgers with at least 20 steals and 20 home runs before the all-star break since the franchise moved from Brooklyn to Los Angeles after the 1957 season. ... Kemp was 0 for 3 against Scherzer, and is hitless in 16 career at-bats against him. ... Don Kelly, getting a chance to play regularly at 3B this month for the Tigers with Brandon Inge on the DL, made two dazzling plays to rob Uribe and Gordon of hits. ... Cabrera was used as a pinch-hitter for the first time since June 5, 2009, when drew a walk from Angels RHP Ervin Santana. ... Gwynn flied out with the bases loaded to end the seventh. The Dodgers are batting .194 in bases-loaded situations (13 for 67), including Clayton Kershaws two-run single in his complete-game two-hitter on Monday. ... Dodgers pitchers havent allowed a home run in seven games and 65 consecutive innings since the three-run shot Matt Guerrier gave up to Cincinnatis Joey Votto on June 13 in the opener of this 12-game homestand. cheapchinajerseywholesaleonline . Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., sent a letter Friday to the chairman of the Committee on Energy and Commerce citing the derogatory nature of the word "redskins" and suggesting the committee use its influence to persuade team owner Dan Snyder and the NFL to change the name. . Bortles, one of three quarterbacks vying to be the first taken in the NFL Draft in May alongside Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel, helped his cause by impressing scouts with a clean performance at the UCF Pro Day Wednesday, according to reports. CLEVELAND -- Ben Tate was on the Browns radar for months. Hes now on their roster. Tate signed a two-year, $7 million free agent deal on Saturday with Cleveland, which has been desperate to find a quality every-down running back since trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis early last season. Tate, who spent the past four years with Houston, fills the void and the 25-year-old is excited to begin a new chapter of his career with the Browns. "LETS DO THIS CLEVELAND!! (hashtag) DawgPound," Tate posted on his Twitter account along with a photo of him wearing a Browns ball cap. Later in a teleconference, Tate said hes eager to show he can be a feature back. "Its been something Ive been waiting for, for a long time," he said. "Im just ready to grab this opportunity and run with it and show everyone what Im all about. ... I feel like now that Ive been given this opportunity that I can be one of the top backs in the league. Im going to let my play speak for itself. But I want it to be known that I do feel like Im a guy whos gonna be a top-10, top-8, top-5 running back." Tate had been linked to the Browns almost from the moment they made the shocking deal to send Richardson to the Colts for a 2014 first-round draft pick. Cleveland considered trading for Tate, but decided to wait until he was available as a free agent. Tate was one of the top free agent backs on the market, and after spending two days visiting the Browns, his agents and the team finalized a deal. He spent the down time messaging with fans on Twitter, hoping Cleveland would become his new football home. "I really wanted to be here," said Tate, adding he had other visits lined up. "I thought this was going to be the best opportunity for me. I felt like the pieces thats already here, offensive line-wise and their plans to build in the rest of free agency and also in the draft, so I felt like this was going to be just the best opportunity for me to succeed and to help turn this thing around and take it to another level. " Tate rushed for 771 yards last season, his fourth with the Texans. He played part of the year with broken ribs, an injury that would have sidelined most players. He has averaged 4.7 yards per attempt during his career. After sitting out his rookie season in 2010 with a broken ankle, Tate took over after starter Arian Foster got hurt in 2011 and rushed for 942 yards and four touchdowns, averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Tate said it was tough sitting and waiting behind Foster for his chance to shine. "I feel like Im explosive," he said when asked to describe his running style. "I feel like I can make guys miss when you hit the open field. I feel like if its third-and-1 and Ive got to go one-on-one with a linebacker that I can do that as well. "So I just feel like Im a total package. I feel like I can do everything there is to. I can catch the ball out of the backfield. I feel like I can do everything. Im a three-down back. I just would say Im just a complete back." The Browns ranked tied for 27th in the league with 86.4 yards rushing per game last season and scored only four TDs on the ground. Tate is the fifth free agent signed by the Browns this week, joining safety Donte Whitner, linebacker Karlos Dansby, cornerback Isaiah Trufant and tight end Jim Dray. Cleveland has signed Cincinnati wide receiver Andrew Hawkins to an offer sheet and is waiting to see if the Bengals are going to match it for the quick slot receiver. Also, the Browns are in a holding pattern on Pro Bowl centre Alex Mack. 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