The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 9-1, taking the series 2-1 and ending the road trip with a 3-4 record. LA scored four runs in the fifth inning, all with two outs, and never looked back. Chad Billingsley pitched five dominant, two-hit innings before being lifted after an injury. The Dodgers totaled 19 base hits, as Matt Kemp led the way with a three-run homer and a two-run single. Mark Loretta drove in and scored a run, James Loney had three hits and two RBI's, Andre Ethier reached base four times, and Manny Ramirez scored twice. Martin Prado had two hits and Atlanta's only RBI.
Billingsley was pulled after the fifth inning when he felt pain in his right leg. It was later described as a cramp in his hamstring.
Casey Blake had to sit out after he injured his wrist last night. He is day-to-day.
Corey Wade was activated from the 15-day disabled list, but was subsequently demoted to Triple-A.