Atlanta 4, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, September 4, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 78°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 33852

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Dodgers 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 1
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 68-71 36-35 32-36 L1
Atlanta 82-57 44-28 38-29 W1

Recap

Martin Prado's two-out single in the ninth inning allowed the Atlanta Braves to salvage the finale of a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 4-3 win on Sunday.

Prado's single to shallow center field off reliever Blake Hawksworth (2-5) scored speedy Jose Constanza with the winning run. Atlanta extended its lead to 8 1/2 games in the National League wild card race.

Los Angeles took a 3-0 lead win the third inning when Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer off Atlanta rookie starter Randall Delgado.

The Braves tied it with a three-run rally in the seventh inning off Dodgers' ace Clayton Kershaw. A throwing error and a two-run pinch-hit single by Brooks Conrad accounted for the runs.

A Cy Young contender, Kershaw struck out 10 in his seven innings and has allowed five earned runs in 15 2/3 innings against Atlanta this season.

The victory means Atlanta and Philadelphia are the only two teams in the league who have not been swept in three- or four-game series this season.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Atlanta
Clayton Kershaw Player Randall Delgado
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
10 Strikeouts 4
8 Hits 4
2.57 ERA 5.40
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Atlanta
Dee Gordon Player Matt Diaz
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.600 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 7 1 11 .212 19 8 3 3 1 1
Atlanta 11 0 12 .297 13 12 4 1 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Philadelphia. The Braves have a W/L % of .580 after a win and .603 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .536 after a win and .443 after a loss.
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