Hiroki Kuroda wipes his head after the first inning. (Kevork Djansezian/AP)
By Mike Scarr / MLB.com
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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