It's summertime, summertime, sum, sum, summertime …
School has yet to open its doors for some, so enjoy the summer while you can. Seems the
The Dodgers completed their nine-game road trip Thursday afternoon with a 6-4 victory over the
The Dodgers took three of four from the Braves to complete their road trip with a 6-3 mark that increased the 2½-game division lead they began the trip with to 5½ games.
The only thing that made it less than the summer trip of their dreams was losing two of three to the
Thursday they received another very useful start from Roberto Hernandez, more strong play in the leadoff spot from
And their suntan was perfect.
The Dodgers opened the scoring against ex-teammate
In the second, Miguel Rojas worked a walk and Butera drove his second home run of the season, and in the third Gordon walked, stole second and scored on a Gonzalez base hit to give Hernandez a 4-0 lead.
After a pair of Hernandez walks in the fourth led to Atlanta's first run, the Dodgers scored one more in the fifth after Gordon and Puig singled, and Gonzalez lined a run-scoring base hit.
Hernandez (7-8) earned his first victory with the Dodgers by throwing six solid innings. He allowed one run on just three hits.
He did walk four but struck out five. In his only previous start since being acquired from the Phillies, he also allowed only one run in six innings.
The Braves made it interesting when they pulled within 5-4 in the eighth, Wilson struggling to throw strikes. He gave up three consecutive hits,
The Dodgers added an insurance run in the ninth when Gonzalez doubled in Gordon. The day’s three RBIs gave Gonzalez the
The Braves put runners at second and third with two outs in the ninth, but Jansen struck out