The Dodgers saw their latest winning streak end at nine, falling short of an achievement that hadn’t happened in more than 60 years, with a 5-3 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday. Braves catcher Tyler Flowers blasted a tie-breaking, two-run homer off Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez in the eighth inning.
A victory would have given the Dodgers (75-32) their third 10-game winning streak this season, a feat that hasn’t occurred since the 1954 Milwaukee Braves strung together three of them.
The Dodgers have lost four times since the start of July. The Braves own three of those victories.
“They’re a scrappy bunch,” manager Dave Roberts said.
Making his second start of the...