Maybe it wasn’t exactly a perfect night for the
Beloved broadcaster Vin Scully announced he would return for another season, outfielder
It all came via an 8-4 comeback victory over the
The Dodgers made the announcement Scully would return in 2015 for his 66th season in the middle of the second inning via their stadium video boards. The crowd stood, turned to the broadcast booth and gave Scully a standing ovation.
Moments after the announcement, Kemp hit his first home run, this one a two-run shot out to right off former Dodgers pitcher
That gave the Dodgers and
Beckett went just 4 1/3 innings, surrendering four runs on nine hits and four walks (one intentional). He struck out two and didn't exactly ease team concerns over the back end of the rotation.
But the Dodgers -- who had a season-high nine extra-base hits -- tied it with a pair of runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Harang, who has released by three different teams in the last year but came into the game with a 9-6 record and a 3.31 earned-run average, has been another successful Braves reclamation project. On this night, he went six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk; he struck out three.
The Dodgers won it with three runs in the seventh off hard-throwing Atlanta reliever
Not that the Dodgers were done. Kemp followed with his second two-run homer, this one a vintage shot -- the kind he hit before all the injuries -- to deep right-center.
A second double by Gonzalez scored the Dodgers' final run in the eighth.