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Dodgers Remain Undeafeated At Home, Braves Fall 7-2


The struggles for Jair Jurrjens continued and the Dodgers set a season high in hits, improving their home record to 7-0 with a 7-2 win over the Braves.

Jurrjens's troubles were twofold: his pitches had very little movement and he got singled to death, starting in the first inning when a looping single by Andre Ethier gave the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead.

David Ross hit a second inning home run to tie the game, but the Dodgers went right back to work in the bottom of the inning, plating two more runs with hits from Juan Uribe and A.J. Ellis.

The Braves blew a golden scoring opportunity in the first, loading the bases against Chris Capuano with two outs. Their next chance came in the fourth with two on and one out and Jurrjens, despite struggling through three innings, was kept in the game to hit. In hindsight, this may not have been the best idea as Dodgers hitters continued to peck away at Jurrjens with ease, hitting three straight singles to open the bottom of the fourth inning, increasing their lead to 4-1. That meant the end of the day for Jurrjens: he allowed five runs on nine hits in three innings without a strikeout.

Livan Hernandez entered at that point and held the Dodgers scoreless for four innings, limiting them to two hits; both hits came in the fifth inning and resulted in one of the more unconventional double plays. Matt Kemp led off with a single and then tried to score from first on a hit-and-run single by Andre Ethier. Kemp was thrown out at the plate and then David Ross picks off Ethier at first base.

The David Ross home run was the only run the Braves could muster against Capuano in seven innings despite his four walks and six hits allowed. Of L.A.'s 15 hits, 14 were singles.

Dan Uggla smacked his third home run of the season in the eighth, but the Dodgers tacked on two more runs in their half off Livan Hernandez, courtesy of Juan Uribe's fourth hit of the game to seal the win. Uribe had three RBI in the game.

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