Kershaw (13-2) posted his 10th straight win by yielding one run
and nine hits while striking out nine without walking a batter. The
Braves scored a run in the ninth on Justin Uptonís RBI single and
had runners on the corners with two outs before Kershaw retired Evan
Gattis to end the contest.
Adrian Gonzalez had two hits and an RBI for Los Angeles, which
completed its first home sweep of at least three games over the
Braves since July 26-29, 1990. The Dodgers moved 3 1/2 games ahead
of idle San Francisco in the National League West, while Atlanta
remained 1 1/2 games behind first-place Washington in the East.
Los Angeles got on the board in the first as Puig drew a one-out
walk and Gonzalez followed with a run-scoring double off Julio
Teheran (10-7), who allowed two runs while striking out nine over
eight frames. Puig, who finished with two hits and two runs scored,
added to the lead with one out in the third by depositing Teheranís
1-2 fastball into the left-center field seats.
Puig has at least one hit in each of his 11 games against Atlanta,
which finished July with a 13-13 record. Ryan Doumit and B.J. Upton
had two hits apiece for the Braves, who were held to nine singles.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Braves acquired LHP James Russell and INF/OF Emilio
Bonifacio from the Chicago Cubs for minor league C Victor Caratini. Ö
First base umpire Jerry Layne left the game with a calf injury after the
second inning and did not return. Ö Atlanta OF Jason Heyward missed his
third straight game with a sore back, but heís not expected to require a
stint on the disabled list.
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