It marked the first time the Dodgers had scored more than three runs in a game in 10 days ... and the only time they'd even scored three during that stretch was in Sunday's 11-3 loss to San Diego.
It took them a while to get going Monday – it was a 2-2 game going into the bottom of the eighth – but then the runs flowed, just like the good ol' days, back when they led all of baseball in home runs earlier this year.
Ethier led off the eighth inning with his sixth home run of the season, this one off
The Dodgers were flexing muscle again and led by four.
When Chris Hatcher gave up two hits to start off the ninth, the Dodgers called on
The Dodgers started things quickly in the bottom of the first inning when
With two outs,
Brett Anderson held the 1-0 lead until the fourth, when
The Braves took a 2-1 lead in the fifth.
Perez, making his second start of the season, left after six innings. He allowed one run, seven hits and a walk, striking out seven.
Atlanta clung to its lead until the seventh. With left-hander
Rollins again failed to get a good bunt down, bouncing it right to Avilan, who threw out Uribe trying to take third. Kendrick walked to load the bases. Gonzalez bounced out softly to first but it was good enough to score Pederson and give Gonzalez career RBI No. 999.