Atlanta 4, LA Dodgers 2

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 10:10 PM
Location - Dodger Stadium
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Alan Porter, First Base - Ron Kulpa, Second Base - Jim Wolf, Third Base - Derryl Cousins,
Attendance - 26345

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 12-7 5-1 7-6 W2
LA Dodgers 13-6 7-2 6-4 L2

Recap


Braves 4, Dodgers 2:
Javy Guerra allowed three runs on five straight singles in the top of the ninth as Atlanta rallied to win the rubber game against Los Angeles.

Guerra (1-3) suffered his second loss in as many games and blew his second save opportunity this season.

The Braves rallied with one out in the ninth with consecutive run-scoring singles by Dan Uggla, Chipper Jones and Jason Heyward. Jonny Venters (2-0) earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning and Craig Kimbrel worked a perfect  ninth for his seventh save.

Atlanta grabbed an early lead on Dan Uggla’s RBI single in the fourth inning off Ted Lilly, who gave up three hits with one walk and two strikeouts over seven innings.

Matt Kemp broke a 1-1 tie when he led off the sixth with a solo blast off Brandon Beachy, who allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts.

Kemp, who has hit safely in all but two games, went 1-for-3 and leads the majors with a .449 batting average, 10 home runs and 23 RBIs.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lilly was looking to open the season with three consecutive victories for the first time in his 13-plus year career. ... Beachy’s 0.47 ERA entering the game led the majors. … Juan Rivera (hamstring) was unavailable Wednesday, but the Dodgers are hoping he’ll be able to return for this weekend’s series against Washington. … Kemp’s home run was listed at 454 feet, the sixth-longest in the majors this season. ... Atlanta improved to 11-3 over its last 14 games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   LA Dodgers
Brandon Beachy Player Ted Lilly
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.1 IP 7.0
6 Strikeouts 2
7 Hits 3
2.84 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Atlanta   LA Dodgers
Dan Uggla Player Ted Lilly
2 Hits 1
2 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 9 0 10 .265 10 3 4 1 0 0
LA Dodgers 7 1 11 .206 16 12 2 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • LA Dodgers will play their next game at home against Washington. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Braves have a W/L % of .818 after a win and .375 after a loss.