Braves 10, Dodgers 1

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LOS ANGELES --- Brandon Beachy needed seven starts to get his first win and was happy to have done it at one of the league's most famous venues.

Atlanta's Brandon Beachy got his first major league victory Tuesday night in Los Angeles.   Associated Press
Associated Press
Atlanta's Brandon Beachy got his first major league victory Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

The 24-year-old right-hander yielded just two hits over six scoreless innings, and the Atlanta Braves got home runs from Martin Prado, Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla and pinch-hitter Eric Hinske to rout the Dodgers 10-1 on Tuesday night.

Beachy (1-1) struck out seven and walked two. He came in with a 5.19 ERA over his three previous outings this season, including a 6-5 loss on Thursday against Florida at Turner Field in which he was charged with five runs and four walks in 5q innings.

"It's not a bad place to get the first win. I don't think any place would have been a bad place for that, but I think it's pretty cool that it happened here," said Beachy, who struck out the side in the fourth. "It took a lot longer than I had hoped to get it, but it feels good. I commanded the fastball tonight, and that was key."

The Dodgers trimmed Atlanta's lead to 2-1 in the seventh against Scott Linebrink when Juan Uribe led off with a scratch single off Linebrink's glove and scored from third when third baseman Chipper Jones robbed rookie Jerry Sands of a possible double down the line with a diving stop and threw him out by a step.

The run ended a scoreless streak of 18w innings by the Braves' bullpen. Jonny Venters replaced Linebrink, striking out pinch-hitter Marcus Thames and retiring Casey Blake on a bases-loaded grounder after a two-out walk to Jamey Carroll.

The Braves blew it open with eight runs in the ninth. Hinske batted for Venters in the ninth and deposited Kenley Jansen's 3-1 pitch into the first row of the lower seats in the right field corner for a two-run homer.

Hinske also capped the rally with an RBI single after Uggla's three-run homer off Ramon Troncoso and RBI singles by Brian McCann and Alex Gonzalez.

TODAY'S GAME

ATLANTA BRAVES at LOS ANGELES DODGERS

Jair Jurrjens (1-0, 0.00) vs. Clayton Kershaw (2-2, 2.96)

3:10 p.m. - SportSouth - Dodger Stadium


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