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National League Game Summary - Los Angeles at Atlanta



(Saturday, May 18th)

Final Score: Atlanta 3, Los Angeles 1

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Evan Gattis spoiled a terrific start from Chris Capuano with a two-run homer in the eighth inning that lifted the Atlanta Braves to a 3-1 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field.

"I don't know," Gattis said. "It just happened that way. I'm just glad it went my way. I fouled off some awesome pitches and got one that I could handle and thank God it went out."

After Capuano went 7 1/3 innings without allowing a run, he was lifted in favor of Kenley Jansen (1-2) with one away and a runner on first in the eighth after Gattis was announced as a pinch-hitter. Gattis fouled off three straight pitches after working the count to 2-2 before unleashing his blast into the left-field seats for his second pinch-hit homer of the year and a 2-1 Atlanta lead.

"What could I do?," added Jansen. "I'm not going to let that bother me. Tip your hat. He hit a good pitch. You've got to go in there. Period. He's creeping up on home plate every time I'm throwing outside. I put it where I wanted to put it."

Andrelton Simmons homered on the very next pitch to provide an insurance run for Craig Kimbrel, who closed it out in the ninth for his 13th save of the season.

Chris Johnson had three of Atlanta's five hits off Capuano, whose final line included a run allowed and five strikeouts.

Kris Medlen went seven strong for the Braves, allowing one unearned run on two hits while fanning five. Cory Gearrin (1-0) needed just nine pitches to get through the eighth.

The Braves have taken the first two of this three-game set with Los Angeles after dropping their previous two games.

The Dodgers broke through first with a run in the fourth inning. Skip Schumaker slapped a Medlen offering down the third-base line for a double, with Adrian Gonzalez -- who drew a 10-pitch walk earlier in the frame -- coming around to score when Justin Upton mishandled the ball out in left field.

Capuano nearly allowed a first-inning home run to Jason Heyward, but Matt Kemp made a leaping catch at the wall to rob the Braves' young right fielder.

Capuano did not allow more than one baserunner in an inning all game.

Game Notes

Capuano laid down sacrifice bunts in his first two at-bats ... Los Angeles went 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position ... Upton's error was his fourth of the season.

05/19 00:47:24 ET

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