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Braves rally with 4-run 8th to sweep Dodgers

May 20th, 2013 - By Steve James

Ramiro Pena had a tiebreaking

sacrifice fly in a four-run eighth inning, Jordan Schafer drove in

two runs and the Atlanta Braves rallied against the Los Angeles

Dodgers’ beleaguered bullpen for a 5-2 victory on a rain-soaked

Sunday.

Kenley Jansen (1-3) was the loser for the second

straight game, this time allowing one hit, two runs and a walk

while getting just one out in a game twice delayed by rain for a

total of 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Jansen began the eighth by allowing a single to

Freddie Freeman and walking Brian McCann. Dodgers manager Don

Mattingly brought in closer Brandon League for the first time in

the series, but he fared no better than his teammate.

After Atlanta loaded the bases when third baseman

Juan Uribe was charged with a fielding error on Andrelton Simmons’

sacrifice bunt attempt, League gave up a tying RBI single to

pinch-hitter Gerald Laird to make it 2-all. Pinch-runner B.J. Upton

scored Pena’s fly.

Luis Avilan (2-0) pitched a perfect eighth inning,

striking out one.