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Wells is too much for SF Giants

LOS ANGELES -- David Wells capped off his splintered season with a victory and singled home a run, James Loney continued his torrid month with another homer and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Francisco Giants 8-3 on Friday night.

Wells (9-9) allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings with three strikeouts and a walk. The left-hander completed his 21st big-league season with a career-worst 5.43 ERA. But he was 4-1 in seven starts with the Dodgers, who signed him as a free agent two weeks after he was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres.

Kevin Correia (4-7) allowed five runs and six hits in six innings.

Neither Wells nor Correia escaped the first two innings unscathed.

The Dodgers got RBI doubles from Matt Kemp and Andy LaRoche in the first and an RBI single by Wells in the second to take a 3-2 lead. Wells advanced two bases on Juan Pierre's single and scored the Dodgers' fourth run on a sacrifice fly by Wilson Valdez.

Loney hit his 15th homer into the right-field bullpen to extend the Dodgers' margin to 5-2 in the third.

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