AT THE PLATE: Adrian Gonzalez drove in his team-leading 71st run, doubling to right-center field in the first inning to score Yasiel Puig from first base to move the Dodgers in front, 1-0. Gonzalez ranks second in the National League in runs batted in. Puig doubled the Dodgers' lead to 2-0 in the third inning, smashing a slider from Braves starter Julio Teheran over the left-center field wall for a solo home run. The home run was Puig's 13th. Teheran pitched well, limiting the Dodgers to two runs and five hits over eight innings. ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw extended his unbeaten streak to 11 starts and won his 10th consecutive decision, limiting the Braves to one run and seven hits in a complete game. Kershaw, who pitched a shutout in San Francisco five days earlier, threw consecutive complete games for only the second time in his career. The first time was in 2011, when he pitched complete games on June 20 against the Detroit Tigers and June 26 against the Angels.
Dodgers complete sweep of Atlanta Braves in 2-1 win
Los Angeles Times | Aug 1