Clayton Kershaw/Kenshin Kawakami was stellar tonight, holding the Braves/Dodgers scoreless over seven innings and allowing only two/four hits. Kershaw/Kawakami struck out ten/four, but the Dodgers/Braves couldn't get their starter the win. Ronald Belisario (activated from the disabled list)/George Sherrill/Jonathan Broxton/Kris Medlen did his job with a scoreless stint, but Guillermo Mota allowed a walk to Adam LaRoche and a home run to Kelly Johnson. A
ninth tenth-inning rally came up short, and that was all she wrote.
If you hadn't noticed, the Dodgers no longer have the best record in the majors, and the Giants are 5.5 games back of them. Welcome to the dog days of August!
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