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Recap: Braves 0, Dodgers 5
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Dodger Stadium
Date: June 06, 2013 10:10 PM EDT
  

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tim Hudson kept the Atlanta Braves in the thick of a one-run game for seven innings, then highly touted Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig showed them what all the fuss has been about.

Puig hit his first career grand slam, Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball over seven innings, and Los Angeles Dodgers won 5-0 on Thursday night, snapping the Braves' five-game winning streak.

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``He's definitely stepped right in and come up with some big moments for them,' Jason Heyward said.

Cory Gearrin relieved Hudson with the Braves trailing 1-0 in the eighth. Gearrin proceeded to load the bases with one-out singles to Skip Schumaker and Luis Cruz, and a walk to pinch-hitter Hanley Ramirez.

Puig then homered on the first pitch into right field, extending the Dodgers' lead to 5-0. It was the third homer of the week for the 22-year-old Cuban defector who came up from the minors on Monday.

``I've just got to make better pitches,' Gearrin said. ``I've got to get the ball down more. I'm a ground-ball pitcher. But I'm going to learn from it, go back and look at the video. I know what I need to do.'

Puig had singled, struck out and grounded out to shortstop in his three previous at_bats.

Hudson (4-5) dueled Greinke through seven innings, allowing one run and four hits. He struck out five and walked none in losing his fourth consecutive decision since May 10. He's 0-4 in his last six games with a 5.29 ERA.

``It was one of those games where I was making pitches and Greinke was making pitches,' he said. ``You'd hope that one run wouldn't lose the ballgame for you. But there are going to be games like that.'

The NL East-leading Braves lost for the first time in June. They had won seven of nine and 15 of 19 coming into the opener of their seven-game West Coast trip.

Ramiro Pena, hitting .321 coming in, was 1 for 4 with a strikeout. Freddie Freeman, who came in hitting .306, was 1 for 4 with two strikeouts for the Braves. Andrelton Simmons was hitless in four at_bats, snapping his career-high 11-game hitting streak - the longest such run for a Braves hitter this season.

Greinke (3-1) put his recent struggles behind him, striking out a season-high seven and walking three to earn his first victory since May 15 against Washington.

The right-hander had given up four runs and nine hits while walking three in 5 1-3 innings of a 7-6 loss in 10 innings at Colorado last weekend, one of four recent rough outings for Greinke.

NOTES: The Dodgers' last six homers have been hit by rookies Puig (3), Van Slyke (2), and Tim Federowicz (1). ... The Dodgers selected RHP Chris Anderson of Jacksonville (Fla.) University with their first-round pick (18th overall) in the first-year player draft. The 20-year-old junior was 7-5 with a 2.49 ERA and three complete games in 14 starts this season. The team took LHP Tom Windle of Minnesota with the 56th overall selection in the second round. He was 6-4 with a 2.14 ERA in 14 starts as a junior. ... Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis turned 36 on Thursday.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Braves at Dodgers
Thu, Jun 6 Final 0 to 5
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Braves at Dodgers
Fri, Jun 7 Final 1 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Braves at Dodgers
Sat, Jun 8 Final 2 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Braves at Dodgers
Sun, Jun 9 Final 8 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -112   +150   7 
 LAD  +102   -170   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -114   +145   7 
 LAD  +104   -165   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  63%   74%   56% 
 LAD  37%   26%   44% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 19, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 2 Under: 7 
 ATL 5 Cover: +100 
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 May 18, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 1 Under: 4 
 ATL 3 Cover: +100 
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 May 17, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 LAD 5 Over: 13 
 ATL 8 Cover: +100 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Thursday, Jun 6
 
    Rays at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Orioles at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Mets at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Cardinals
7:15 PM EDT
    Athletics at White Sox
8:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Padres at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Yankees at Mariners
10:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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