Braves end Dodgers’ perfect home run, 4-3
LOS ANGELES – On a night when the youngest and oldest Braves came through in big ways, it was Martin Prado’s two-out triple in the ninth that was the decisive blow.
Prado’s tie-breaking drive to the center-field wall drove in Tyler Pastornicky and the Braves hung on for a 4-3 win against the Los Angeles Dodgers, stopping the Braves’ two-game slide and even the series at a game apiece.
Chipper Jones homered on his 40th birthday and rookie shortstop Pastornicky had three hits and a walk, including a leadoff single in the ninth.
Pastornicky advanced on a sacrifice, then scored one out later when Prado capped a seven-pitch at-bat against closer Javy Guerra by hitting a ball to the wall that center fielder Matt Kemp leaped for but came up empty.
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