Atlanta 8, LA Dodgers 5

Date - Friday, May 17, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 79°
Umpires - Home Plate - Hunter Wendelstedt, First Base - Jerry Layne, Second Base - Alan Porter, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 43238

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Dodgers 17-23 11-13 6-10 L1
Atlanta 23-18 10-5 13-13 W1

Recap


Braves 8, Dodgers 5: Justin Upton launched a grand slam in the sixth inning and drove in five runs to power Atlanta past visiting Los Angeles in the opener of a three-game series. 

Jason Heyward went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for the Braves, who won for the second time in seven contests to preserve their slim National League East lead. Scott Van Slyke homered twice for the Dodgers, who lost for only the second time in six games. 

Braves left-hander Paul Maholm (5-4) wasn't at his sharpest, allowing four runs (two earned) on eight hits in six innings, but his teammates gave him enough support to pick up the win. 

Van Slyke's homer leading off the sixth made it 4-2, but pinch hitter Jordan Schafer's bloop single and third baseman Luis Cruz's error set up the big sixth inning. Jason Heyward drew a walk to load the bases for Upton, who blasted a 1-1 fastball from Paco Rodriguez (0-2) into the left-field seats. 

Carl Crawford's misplay of an Andrelton Simmons line drive opened the door for two more Atlanta runs in the seventh, and Craig Kimbrel worked around a leadoff single in the ninth for his 12th save. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves activated Heyward (appendectomy) from the disabled list before the game and placed RHP Jordan Walden on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation. … Dodgers CF Matt Kemp went 0-for-5, snapping his 14-game hitting streak. … Los Angeles LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs on five hits in five innings, failing to go at least six innings for the first time in nine starts this season. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Dodgers   Atlanta
Hyun-Jin Ryu Player Paul Maholm
No Decision W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 8
3.60 ERA 3.00
Hitting
LA Dodgers   Atlanta
Scott Van Slyke Player Jason Heyward
2 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
2 HR 0
8 TB 3
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Dodgers 10 2 17 .263 17 7 5 1 1 2
Atlanta 9 1 15 .265 20 8 7 7 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against LA Dodgers. The Braves have a W/L % of .652 after a win and .444 after a loss.
  • LA Dodgers will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Dodgers have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .435 after a loss.