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Braves rally with 4-run 8th to sweep Dodgers


May 19. 2013 7:36PM
Associated Press


Atlanta Braves Jordan Schafer (17) hits a single to score a run in the MLB National League baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, May 19, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

(AP) 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.


Associated Press


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