Atlanta 4, LA Dodgers 3

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 63°
Umpires - Home Plate - Derryl Cousins, First Base - Alan Porter, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Jim Wolf,
Attendance - 44014

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4 8 1
LA Dodgers 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 11-7 5-1 6-6 W1
LA Dodgers 13-5 7-1 6-4 L1

Recap

Braves 4, Dodgers 3: Martin Prado’s triple to right-center scored Tyler Pastornicky with two outs in the top of the ninth as Atlanta handed Los Angeles its first loss at Dodger Stadium this season.

With two strikes, Prado fouled off three pitches before hitting a fastball from Javy Guerra (0-2) to the base of the wall in right-center, just out of the reach of center fielder Matt Kemp. Pastornicky, who led off the ninth with his third hit of the game, scored easily.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his sixth save as the Dodgers lost at home for the first time in eight games. Atlanta ended a brief two-game losing streak, winning for the 11th time in 14 games.

Los Angeles first baseman Juan Rivera gave the Dodgers a 2-0 lead in the first with a long homer to left off Atlanta starter Mike Minor.

The Braves tied the game in the fifth. Third baseman Chipper Jones, who turned 40 on Tuesday, launched a long solo homer into the right-field bullpen. Later in the inning, Atlanta loaded the bases and Prado drove home Jason Heyward on a groundout to second.

The Braves jumped ahead in the sixth, Brian McCann racing home on Los Angeles starter Aaron Harang’s wild pitch to give Atlanta a 3-2 lead. Kemp tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on a fielder’s choice, scoring Dee Gordon to tie the game.

Minor followed up two outstanding starts with another solid effort, giving up eight hits and three runs in six innings. Minor struck out two and walked nobody. Eric O'Flaherty (1-0) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to get the win.

Harang allowed six hits in six innings, giving up three runs while walking four and striking out two.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rivera left the game in the sixth after suffering a hamstring injury legging out an infield hit. … In the sixth, Kemp reached first when Dan Uggla’s throw to first bounced away from Freddie Freeman. Kemp made a move to second base, and Freeman tagged him. After being originally ruled safe, the umpires met and ruled Kemp out. … Atlanta demoted Monday’s starter and loser Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Gwinnett. Jurrjens is 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   LA Dodgers
Mike Minor Player Aaron Harang
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 6.0
2 Strikeouts 2
8 Hits 6
4.50 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Atlanta   LA Dodgers
Tyler Pastornicky Player Juan Rivera
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 5
1.000 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 8 1 14 .250 17 5 3 5 0 1
LA Dodgers 10 1 13 .294 11 5 2 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .800 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Braves have a W/L % of .800 after a win and .375 after a loss.