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.
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.
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