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Braves 8, Dodgers 2
Manny Ramirez is tagged out trying to score on a popup to shallow left field. (AP)
The Dodgers were held to a Casey Blake sacrifice fly until the ninth, and by then, the Braves had taken a big lead with a five-run ninth off relievers Ramon Troncoso and Guillermo Mota. Manny Ramirez had three hits and scored in the ninth, but L.A. dropped its third straight.
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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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