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Vazquez stays strong
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Braves 8, Dodgers 2
Matt Diaz is greeted in the dugout after homering in the second inning. (AP)
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.
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Series at a glance:
ATL
Atlanta (58-54)
Won 3
Atlanta 8, LA Dodgers 2   LAD
LA Dodgers (67-45)
Lost 3
August 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 5   8 10 0
LA Dodgers
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 0
Standings thru 8/9/09  |  Recap: ATL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Dodgers stats
Atlanta AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Church, CF 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 .280
Prado, 3B 5 0 2 3 0 1 1 .312
Anderson, G, LF 5 0 0 0 0 2 3 .284
Escobar, Y, SS 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 .306
McCann, C 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .287
Diaz, M, RF 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 .292
LaRoche, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 .256
Johnson, K, 2B 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 .227
Vazquez, P 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .156
  a-Norton, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .138
  Acosta, M, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Moylan, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 34 8 10 7 2 5 11  

a-Flied out for Vazquez in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: McCann (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 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.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Escobar, Y-McCann, Johnson, K-Escobar, Y-LaRoche, Escobar, Y-Johnson, K-LaRoche).

 
LA Dodgers AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Furcal, SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 .263
Ethier, RF 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .272
Ramirez, M, LF 4 1 3 0 0 1 0 .310
Blake, 3B 2 0 1 1 1 0 1 .292
Kemp, CF 4 0 0 0 0 2 3 .315
Martin, R, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .271
Hudson, O, 2B 4 0 2 0 0 0 2 .294
Loretta, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .230
Stults, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .067
  a-Pierre, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .314
  Weaver, Jf, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300
  b-Loney, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .282
  Troncoso, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  Mota, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Totals 31 2 8 1 2 7 12  

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.

FIELDING
DP: (Furcal-Loretta).

 
Atlanta IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Vazquez (W, 10-7) 8.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 2.90
Acosta, M 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.81
Moylan 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.40
 
LA Dodgers IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Stults (L, 4-3) 5.0 5 3 3 1 3 1 4.86
Weaver, Jf 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.90
Troncoso 0.1 3 4 4 1 0 0 2.76
Mota 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.42

WP: Stults.
HBP: McCann (by Stults), Martin, R (by Acosta, M).
Pitches-strikes: Vazquez 113-73, Acosta, M 16-8, Moylan 5-4, Stults 75-51, Weaver, Jf 25-20, Troncoso 17-9, Mota 12-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Vazquez 5-6, Acosta, M 1-0, Moylan 0-1, Stults 6-4, Weaver, Jf 3-3, Troncoso 0-1, Mota 0-2.
Batters faced: Vazquez 29, Acosta, M 5, Moylan 1, Stults 21, Weaver, Jf 9, Troncoso 5, Mota 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Moylan 2-0, Mota 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:53.
Att: 45,438.
Venue: Dodger Stadium.
August 9, 2009
August 9, 2009

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