Matt Diaz is greeted in the dugout after homering in the second inning. (AP)
By Mark Bowman / MLB.com
Javier Vazquez stifled the Dodgers for eight innings to win his fifth straight decision and help the Braves complete a West Coast trip with three consecutive victories. Matt Diaz, who homered in the second inning, delivered an RBI single in a five-run ninth to help put the game away.
BATTING 2B: McCann, B (28, Troncoso), Church (19, Mota). HR: Diaz, M (6, 2nd inning off Stults,
0 on, 2 out). TB: Diaz, M 6; Church 2; Vazquez; Escobar, Y; Prado 2; Johnson, K; McCann, B 2. RBI: Diaz,
M 2 (31), Prado 3 (35), LaRoche (47), Church (31). 2-out RBI: Diaz, M; Prado 3; Church. Runners left in
scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, K; Anderson, G. SAC: Vazquez. SF: LaRoche. GIDP: LaRoche. Team
RISP: 5-for-12. Team LOB: 4.
a-Grounded out for Stults in the 5th. b-Struck out for Weaver, Jf in the 8th.
BATTING 2B: Ramirez, M (17, Vazquez), Hudson, O (29, Vazquez). TB: Hudson, O 3; Blake; Ethier;
Ramirez, M 4; Martin, R. RBI: Blake (65). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pierre; Loretta. SF:
Blake. GIDP: Hudson, O, Kemp. Team RISP: 0-for-5. Team LOB: 6.