Andrew Friedman

Dodgers top Braves to end a two-game losing streak

Dodgers top Braves to end a two-game losing streak

Yasmani Grandal is not a small man. He is not a swift man, either, which added to the intrigue as he lumbered toward home plate in the sixth inning of a 6-2 Dodgers victory over Atlanta.

Grandal had led off the inning with a walk. He landed at third base after Joc Pederson hit into a double play. He represented the go-ahead run when Yasiel Puig squibbed a grounder down the third base line and Braves starter Julio Teheran pounced on the baseball.

Teheran did not have enough time to nab Puig at first. So he shuttled the baseball home to catcher Tyler Flowers. The ball arrived moments before Grandal did. Grandal tucked his elbow into his chest as he slid. Flowers slapped a...

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