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Kuroda hurls gem
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Dodgers 3, Braves 0
Hiroki Kuroda wipes his head after the first inning. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
Hiroki Kuroda came within two innings of tossing a perfect game, keeping the Braves off the bases until the eighth. He settled for a one-hit shutout and got all the support he needed from Nomar Garciaparra's two-run homer as the Dodgers pulled into a tie for first in the National League West.
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Series at a glance:
  • Mon. 07/07: LAD 3, ATL 0
  • Tue. 07/08: ATL 9, LAD 3
  • Wed. 07/09: vs ATL, 7:10 PM PT
ATL
Atlanta (42-48)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 3, Atlanta 0   LAD
LA Dodgers (44-45)
Won 2
July 7, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X   3 5 0
Standings thru 7/7/08  |  Recap: ATL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Dodgers stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Blanco, LF-CF4000010.266
Escobar, SS3000010.291
Jones, C, 3B3000010.384
Teixeira, 1B3010010.276
McCann, C3000001.290
Johnson, 2B3000011.274
Kotsay, CF3000001.268
  Nunez, V, P0000000.000
Perry, J, RF3000000.118
Campillo, P2000010.222
  Norton, LF1000000.238
Totals28010063 

BATTING
2B: Teixeira (21, Kuroda).
TB: Teixeira 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotsay.
Team LOB: 1.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Kotsay (Kemp at 2nd base).
DP: (Escobar-Johnson-Teixeira).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kemp, RF4011011.283
Ethier, LF3000100.284
Martin, C4000001.301
Kent, 2B3000001.263
  Maza, 2B0000000.219
Loney, 1B2100110.300
Jones, CF2000101.159
Garciaparra, SS3112001.268
  Berroa, SS0000000.197
DeWitt, 3B3130000.265
Kuroda, P2000013.074
Totals26353338 

BATTING
HR: Garciaparra (2, 5th inning off Campillo, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kemp; Garciaparra 4; DeWitt 3.
RBI: Garciaparra 2 (9), Kemp (46).
2-out RBI: Kemp.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kent; Kuroda.
S: Kuroda.
GIDP: Kemp.
Team LOB: 3.

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Campillo (L, 3-4)7.05333213.06
Nunez, V 1.00000100.00
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kuroda (W, 5-6)9.01000603.39

Pitches-strikes: Campillo 95-60, Nunez, V 11-8, Kuroda 91-61.
Ground outs-fly outs: Campillo 8-10, Nunez, V 1-1, Kuroda 15-6.
Batters faced: Campillo 27, Nunez, V 3, Kuroda 28.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gary Darling. 2B: Bill Miller. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:03.
Att: 39,896.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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