Kenley Jansen gets the save as Braves defeat Dodgers, 3-1

Travis d'Arnaud rounds first after hitting a solo home run in the second inning.
Travis d’Arnaud rounds first after hitting a solo home run in the second inning.
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Former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen gets the save against his old team in Braves’ victory.

Braves defeat Dodgers, 3-1

Justin Bruihl comes in to pitch the ninth for the Dodgers and retired the side in order.

That set the stage for Kenley Jansen to come in and pitch the ninth for the Braves. Will Smith hit for Austin Barnes and flied to right. Mookie Betts struck out swinging. Freddie Freeman flied to center.

Final score: Braves 3, Dodgers 1


We go to the ninth, Braves 3, Dodgers 1

With David Price on the mound, Orlando Arcia led off the seventh with a double to left. Dansby Swanson hit a roller to short and beat the throw for a single. That’s 10 hits for Atlanta tonight. Ozzie Albies struck out looking. Matt Olson struck out swinging. Austin Riley fouled to right. Great sliding catch by Mookie Betts. Nice pitching by Price.

In the bottom half, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman struck out swinging. Trea Turner reached first on what was basically a swinging bunt. Justin Turner struck out swinging.

Alex Vesia took the ball for the top of the eighth. He gave up a single to Marcell Ozuna. Eddie Rosario forced Ozuna. Travis d’Arnaud singled to center, Rosario to second. Adam Duvall struck out swinging. Orlando Arcia flied to deep center.

In the bottom of the eighth, Tyler Matzek took the mound for the Braves. Max Muncy grounded to second. Chris Taylor walked on six pitches. Chris Taylor took third on a wild pitch. The ball bounced into foul territory halfway to first base. Hanser Alberto grounded to second, scoring Taylor. Cody Bellinger struck out looking.

Score after eight: Braves 3, Dodgers 1


Braves lead 3-0 after six

In the top of the fifth, Ozzie Albies singled with one out, and stole second. He moved to third on Matt Olson’s grounder to first. Austin Riley singled Albies home. Riley stole second. Marcell Ozuna flied to right.

The Dodgers went three up, three down in the fifth. Max Fried still has a perfect game.

Evan Phillips took the mound for the Dodgers in the sixth and retired the side in order.

In the bottom half, Hanser Alberto singled to right, ending the perfect game bid. Cody Bellinger struck out swinging and Austin Barnes grounded into a double play.

Score after six: Braves 3, Dodgers 0


Braves lead Dodgers 2-0 after four innings

Ozzie Albies led off the top of the third with a double to left. It was more of a soap bubble than a line drive, but it counts the same either way. Matt Olson drew a walk in an 11-pitch at-bat. Moments after Orel Hershiser points out the walk could be good because it sets up a double play, Austin Riley grounded into a 4-3 double play. Marcell Ozuna struck out swinging.

In the bottom of the third, Hanser Alberto grounded to third. Cody Bellinger flied to center. Austin Barnes struck out swinging. Three perfect innings for Max Fried.

Eddie Rosario singled to lead off the fourth. Travis d’Arnaud popped to second. Adam Duvall flied to left. Orlando Arcia doubled to right-center. Rosario scored, Arcia was caught in a rundown between second and third and was tagged out. 2-0 Braves.

In the bottom of the fourth, Mookie Betts lined to left. Freddie Freeman grounded to first. Trea Turner grounded to third.

Score after four: Braves 2, Dodgers 0


Braves lead 1-0 after two innings

The Braves got a two-out single from Austin Riley in the top of the first, but Walker Buehler got Marcell Ozuna to fly to right to end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, Max Fried retired the Dodgers in order, striking out Freddie Freeman and Trea Turner.

Travis d’Arnaud homered with one out in the top of the second to give the Braves their first lead of the series. It’s the first time the Dodgers have trailed since they played Colorado. Orlando Arcia singled with two out but was stranded when Dansby Swanson flied to left.

For the Dodgers, the bottom of the second went like this: Justin Turner flied to center. Max Muncy grounded to first. Chris Taylor struck out looking.

Score after two innings: Braves 1, Dodgers 0


Gavin Lux scratched with back tightness

Gavin Lux
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Gavin Lux was scratched from the Dodgers lineup after experiencing back tightness Tuesday.

He was replaced by Cody Bellinger, who was originally scheduled for a day off. Bellinger will play center, pushing Chris Taylor to left.

Lux has been one of the Dodgers best hitters over the first couple of weeks, with a .276 batting average, .888 on-base-plus-slugging percentage and five RBIs through 10 games.

The Dodgers did not specify the severity of Lux’s back issue.

Other pregame injury notes Tuesday:

Reliever Blake Treinen is unavailable, as he continues to nurse an arm issue. Roberts said Treinen played catch out to 120 feet Tuesday afternoon and will throw off a mound Wednesday. The Dodgers hope he will be ready to return to game action as soon as Friday.

Reliever Caleb Ferguson faced live hitting for the first time since having his rehab process slowed by a sore arm. Ferguson, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery in 2020, threw 16 pitches and will face hitters again in a week.

Tommy Kahnle, another reliever coming back from Tommy John surgery, began a rehab assignment with triple-A Oklahoma City on Tuesday.


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Clayton Kershaw’s competitive fire rages even as Dodger fans show him love

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to the plate.
Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw delivers during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.
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As Clayton Kershaw descended the mound, the fans rose to their feet.

By the time Kershaw crossed foul territory on his way to his team’s dugout Monday night, most of Dodger Stadium was serenading him with a standing ovation.

“I honestly was a little too frustrated to notice,” Kershaw said.

He might be 34 and more reflective than he used to be, but his fundamental nature remains the same.

Kershaw is a competitor.

So, five days after pitching seven perfect innings in his first start of the season, he was smoldering in the wake of his departure from the Dodgers’ 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Others in uniform stayed clear of him as he sat on the bench.

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Freddie Freeman expresses himself with hugs and a homer in first game vs. Braves

Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman talks with Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson.
Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman, left, talks with Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson before Monday’s game at Dodger Stadium.
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The strangest day of Freddie Freeman’s professional baseball career, a whirlwind he never thought he’d have to experience, finally became a bit more normal once he stepped into the batter’s box.

All the emotions — the tears, the hugs, the laughs — were pushed aside when he looked up and saw Huascar Ynoa on the mound with a baseball in his right hand Monday night at Dodger Stadium. That the Atlanta Braves were the opponent was secondary. Freeman had a job to do even against the organization he still adores. And the Dodgers first baseman didn’t waste time doing it well.

Freeman fouled off the first pitch he saw, a 97-mph fastball low and away, in his first career appearance against the Braves in the first inning of the Dodgers’ 7-4 win. The second pitch was another 97-mph fastball away. It was a mistake. Freeman smashed the baseball 103.7 mph off the bat, sending it 386 feet away over the left-field wall for his first home run as a Dodger.

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Freddie Freeman, Kenley Jansen share spotlight against former teams in Dodgers’ win

Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen acknowledges the Dodger Stadium crowd.
Atlanta Braves relief pitcher and former Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen acknowledges the Dodger Stadium crowd before Monday’s game.
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Before first pitch Monday night, Dodgers fans gave their former closer a standing ovation.

By the bottom of the first inning, their new first baseman had them in a raucous uproar.

On a night when the Dodgers and Atlanta Braves renewed their budding rivalry, it was each team’s newest star — and the other team’s former franchise favorite — who commanded the brightest spotlight.

Kenley Jansen returned to Dodger Stadium for the first time since signing with the Braves this offseason, receiving a warm reception during a pregame ceremony.

Freddie Freeman faced the Braves for the first time since coming to L.A. in the spring, hitting a home run in his first at-bat against his old club and setting the tone in the Dodgers’ 7-4 win.

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