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Lowe's effort wasted
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Dodgers 5, Braves 4
Derek Lowe gave up two runs in 6 1/3 innings vs. the Dodgers. (Lori Shepler/AP)
For the second consecutive outing, Derek Lowe turned in a quality start against his former team and was in line for the win after Peter Moylan's stalwart relief work. Rafael Soriano didn't record an out in the ninth, however, giving up three hits including a game-deciding homer.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (55-54)
Lost 1
LA Dodgers 5, Atlanta 4   LAD
LA Dodgers (67-42)
Won 1
August 6, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   4 10 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3   5 12 0
Standings thru 8/6/09  |  Recap: ATL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Dodgers stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
McLouth, CF 4 0 0 1 1 0 1 .258
Prado, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .315
Jones, C, 3B 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 .293
McCann, C 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .290
Escobar, Y, SS 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .305
Anderson, G, LF 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .288
Diaz, M, RF 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 .290
  Church, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 .264
Lowe, D, P 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .184
  O'Flaherty, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moylan, P 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Soriano, R, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 35 4 10 4 4 7 16  

BATTING
2B: Escobar, Y (21, Wolf), Jones, C (19, Wolf), Diaz, M (11, Kuo).
HR: Jones, C (14, 7th inning off Wolf, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Diaz, M 4; Anderson, G; Jones, C 7; Escobar, Y 2; LaRoche 2.
RBI: Diaz, M (29), LaRoche (46), McLouth (56), Jones, C (52).
2-out RBI: Diaz, M; LaRoche; McLouth.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: McCann 2; Prado 2; McLouth; Moylan.
SAC: Lowe, D.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Diaz, M (6, 2nd base off Wolf/Martin, R), Jones, C (3, 2nd base off Elbert/Martin, R).

FIELDING
DP: (Prado-Escobar, Y-LaRoche).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 .268
Ethier, RF 5 2 2 3 0 0 2 .274
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 2 1 0 1 2 .313
Blake, 3B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .287
Loney, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 0 3 .289
Martin, R, C 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .266
Hudson, O, 2B 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 .292
Wolf, P 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .136
  a-Loretta, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .240
  Kuo, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Kemp, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .319
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
  Elbert, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200
Pierre, CF 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 .314
Totals 33 5 12 5 3 4 18  

a-Singled for Wolf in the 7th. b-Struck out for Kuo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Blake (24, Moylan).
3B: Ethier (2, Lowe, D).
HR: Ethier (23, 9th inning off Soriano, R, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Pierre; Loretta; Ramirez, M 2; Furcal 2; Hudson, O; Blake 2; Wolf; Ethier 7; Martin, R.
RBI: Ramirez, M (41), Pierre (26), Ethier 3 (72).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loney 2; Pierre; Furcal; Ramirez, M; Kemp 2.
SAC: Wolf.
SF: Pierre.
GIDP: Hudson, O.
Team RISP: 2-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Blake (3, 2nd base off Lowe, D/McCann), Wolf (1, 2nd base off Lowe, D/McCann).

FIELDING
DP: (Furcal).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lowe, D 6.1 8 2 2 2 2 0 4.15
O'Flaherty (H, 13) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.68
Moylan (H, 17) 1.1 1 0 0 1 2 0 3.49
Soriano, R (BS, 3)(L, 1-3) 0.0 3 3 3 0 0 1 2.34
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wolf 7.0 9 4 4 3 4 1 3.55
Kuo 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3.27
Mota 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3.02
Elbert (W, 2-0) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.77

Soriano, R pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: Lowe, D 103-62, O'Flaherty 3-3, Moylan 26-15, Soriano, R 16-9, Wolf 111-68, Kuo 17-10, Mota 13-6, Elbert 6-3.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lowe, D 13-2, O'Flaherty 0-1, Moylan 2-0, Soriano, R 0-0, Wolf 11-2, Kuo 0-0, Mota 1-1, Elbert 0-0.
Batters faced: Lowe, D 28, O'Flaherty 1, Moylan 6, Soriano, R 3, Wolf 32, Kuo 4, Mota 3, Elbert 1.
Inherited runners-scored: O'Flaherty 2-0, Moylan 2-0, Elbert 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Chuck Meriwether.
Weather: 76 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:13.
Att: 46,399.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 6, 2009
August 6, 2009

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