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Tuesday, August 12 (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Dodgers (68-52) at Atlanta Braves (60-58), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Los Angeles - Dan Haren (9-9, 4.57) Atlanta - Mike Minor (4-7, 5.42)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Dodgers will try to improve the National League's best record when they go for another win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday in the continuation of a four-game series at Turner Field.

The Dodgers are 68-52 this season and posted a 6-2 win against the Braves in Monday's series opener. Kevin Correia made his Los Angeles debut after a trade with Minnesota this weekend and delivered six solid innings on the hill, allowing only one run and four hits with five strikeouts and a walk.

"(Correia) threw the ball great," Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez said. "It was a good game all around for us."

Correia helped his own cause with two hits and a run scored. Carl Crawford drove in a run during a three-run sixth inning and finished with three hits, two RBI and a run scored for the NL West-leading Dodgers, winners in four of six on this nine-game trip and 12 of the past 17 games overall.

Gonzalez and Yasiel Puig had two hits apiece, while Puig scored twice in his return to the lineup. Puig missed a game to rest a sore back and was 0-for-8 in his last two games played. Gonzalez has multi-hit performances in each of his last five games.

The Dodgers are 38-25 on the road and five games ahead of San Francisco for the NL West lead. The Giants have lost four in a row and will open a two-game series with the Chicago White Sox tonight.

Dan Haren will try to keep the Dodgers on track when he makes his 24th start of the season Tuesday. Haren was sharp in his last outing, a 2-1 road win against the L.A. Angels, and held the Halos to a run and three hits across 7 1/3 innings. Haren is 9-9 this season with a 4.57 ERA.

Haren, who ended a personal five-game losing streak in Anaheim, is 5-6 in 13 road starts and 5-2 with a 4.68 ERA in nine career games (8 starts) against the Braves. The right-hander has recorded a 3-1 mark to go along with a 5.04 ERA in five games (4 starts) lifetime at Turner Field.

Atlanta fell back into the loss column last night and is now four games behind Washington for the NL East lead. The Nationals will begin a three-game series against the New York Mets tonight.

Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran continued his recent struggles on the mound and allowed five runs and nine hits in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out six and walked two batters, falling to 10-9 in his third straight loss.

Freddie Freeman had two hits and a run scored, while Justin Upton and Evan Gattis had an RBI apiece for the Braves, losers in 10 of 12 games. The Braves had just six hits on the night and are 2-2 so far on a 10-game homestand.

"We didn't really string together any hits," said Braves outfielder B.J. Upton, who had one of the hits in defeat.

Freeman is riding a five-game hitting streak and has three multi-hit efforts in that span. Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella left Monday's game in the second inning with a cramp in his right hamstring and could return tonight.

"Unless I wake up with unexpected soreness or anything like that, I should be good to go for tomorrow," La Stella said afterward.

Emilio Bonifacio moved from shortstop to second base and Ramiro Pena entered to fill the shortstop role when La Stella exited. The Braves are already without shortstop Andrelton Simmons because of an ankle issue and could return soon, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez.

"He's getting close," Gonzalez said. "If it's not (Tuesday), it will be Wednesday. But at the very least, he is progressing well."

Simmons said he is "ready to go" and is batting .249 with five homers and 36 RBI this season. He hasn't played since last Tuesday at Seattle.

Mike Minor will start for Atlanta Tuesday and is just 4-7 with a 5.42 earned run average. Minor has alternated decisions in his last five and was handed the loss on Aug. 1 in a 10-1 setback at San Diego, where he allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings. His last scheduled start was skipped.

"I've been struggling lately because I feel like I've been trying to place (pitches) a little bit more, instead of throwing," Minor said. "I think if I take care of that, I'll be OK."

Minor has given up five or more runs three times in his last four appearances and is only 2-5 in nine starts at Turner Field this season. The lefty has a 1-1 mark and a 2.32 ERA in five career starts against the Dodgers.

Los Angeles swept a three-game series with the Braves in late July and has won six of the last eight meetings between the two ballclubs.

08/12 10:42:48 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
Final
UNCW 66
ECU 54
Final
CAR 2
NYR 3
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
2nd
WVU 44
NCSU 43
 
Final
NYK 90
PHO 99
Final
NOP 88
POR 114
Final
CHA 104
UTA 86
Final
HOU 97
ATL 104
Final
DAL 99
SAN 93
 
4th
DEN 58
IND 60
 
1st
LAC 22
MIL 19
 
Final
LALAF 16
NEV 3
Final
UTEP 6
UTST 21
Final
COLST 10
UTAH 45
Final
AFA 38
WMICH 24
Half
BGU 20
SALABAMA 7
 
Final
GEOR 81
CHAR 78
Final
WKENT 67
LOU 76
Final
MICH 51
SMU 62
Final
CIN 47
VCU 68
Final
BSU 77
ABCHRIST 33
 
Final
PROV 85
UMASS 65
Final
AMER 46
MNTER 45
 
Final
UNC 82
OSU 74
Final
IUPUI 71
SALA 65
 
Final
VILL 82
SYR 77
Final
VT 64
CITA 61
Final
DUQ 79
MLOWELL 63
 
Final
FAIR 61
BEL 73
 
Final
YALE 60
GTDNS 64
 
Final
FD 76
DEL 74
 
Final
PSU 73
DREX 68
Final
UNCG 64
ELON 71
 
Final
ILL 62
MIZZ 59
Final
CAMP 90
MONT 64
 
Final
LONG 106
PSUBEAVER 74
 
Final
HOU 63
SCST 71
 
Final
FSU 75
SFLA 62
Final
BING 51
BONA 69
 
Final
RUTG 68
RFLSH 73
 
Final
MCNST 69
TOL 83
 
Final
JVU 84
TRUETT 55
 
Final
GT 65
VANDY 60
Final
INDST 56
EILL 60
 
Final
BUT 73
IND 82
Final
STEPH 94
ARTCH 57
 
Final
OREG 83
DELST 70
 
Final
Terriers 61
FATL 56
 
Final
TXARL 89
HPYN 50
 
Final
KU 96
LAF 69
Final
ARKST 67
MARS 58
Final
MEM 78
ORU 63
Final
KNST 53
UMBC 66
 
Final
NW 67
WMICH 61
Final
MIZST 65
EMICH 77
 
Final
CHIST 77
STJOE 54
 
Final
KENT 83
UCLA 44
Final
COC 68
DAVID 80
Final
RIU 69
DET 55
Final
UCR 78
HOUB 67
 
Final
MURST 89
ILLST 77
 
Final
NWST 89
LALAF 85
 
Final
WAGN 66
MON 74
 
Final
MVSU 60
NCCU 94
 
Final
PITT 81
OU 77
Final
TENNM 77
PBY 60
 
Final
WYO 57
SOUTH 39
 
Final
AFA 75
UCD 81
Final
MSST 51
USCU 53
 
Final
JMU 71
HIGH 80
 
Final
TXST 90
HTILL 56
 
Final
DRAK 54
ISU 83
Final
SHU 73
UNH 60
 
Final
SCU 72
NE 78
 
Final
MSU 64
TXSOU 71
Final
UF 63
WAKE 50
Final
ND 94
PURD 63
Final
SHSU 61
PVU 44
 
Final
AUB 89
XAV 88
Final
AKR 92
BLUFFTON 53
 
Final
DAY 78
BU 62
 
Final
UNCW 66
ECU 54
Final
CLMB 82
HOF 77
 
Final
GMAS 86
IONA 81
Final
TOWS 53
LAS 67
Final
MAN 73
MRGST 69
 
Final
CCST 76
YALE 84
 
Final
PEPP 63
RICH 65
Final
MAR 58
STJOE 75
Final
KYST 71
TEXAM 64
Final
MAST 72
VALPO 75
 
Final
UMKC 104
INCWORD 110
 
Final
IDST 50
CALST 59
 
Final
NIOWA 56
IOWA 44
Final
SIUE 61
UWMIL 56
 
Final
TEX 78
LBSU 68
 
Final
TCU 88
TXSA 57
Final
ARK 85
SEMIZ 67
 
Final
NCOL 69
JVST 60
 
1st OT
ARST 64
LEH 64
 
2nd
NMST 57
NMU 65
 
2nd
WASH 66
OKLA 64
 
Final
GRCN 81
STED 55
 
2nd
WEBER 73
WLVRN 59
 
2nd
WVU 44
NCSU 43
 
1st
SDST 36
BST 26
 
Half
GONZ 28
CPSL 20
 
2nd
PAC 31
FRES 24
 
Half
PORT 50
MNTST 29
 
Half
CSNO 27
TAMCC 23
 
Half
UTST 28
SDKST 28
 
11:00pm Tonight
BYU
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11:30pm Tonight
UNLV
UTAH
Final
LOS 4
ARI 2
Final
CLB 3
CHI 2
Final
BUF 1
COL 5
Final
PIT 3
FLA 1
Final
CAR 2
NYR 3
Final
MON 4
OTT 1
Final
TOR 4
PHI 7
Final
NYI 3
TAM 1
Final
NJD 0
WAS 4
Final
MIN 5
NAS 6
 
1st Intermission
VAN 2
CAL 0
 
1st
SJS 0
STL 0
 
Final
WAS 27
PHI 24
4th
SFX 35
SDC 21