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Dodgers shut out Braves to take series

7:40 AM, Aug 20, 2012   |    comments
Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) is unable to catch a fly ball after losing it in the sun in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field. (Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE)
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ATLANTA -- Chad Billingsley scattered three hits over seven shutout innings to guide the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-0 win over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game set at Turner Field.

Billingsley (10-9) struck out four and walked two en route to his sixth consecutive win.

Luis Cruz homered and Mark Ellis had two hits and drove in four runs for the Dodgers, who have won six of their last eight.

Jason Heyward tripled and Michael Bourn had a base hit for the Braves, who have dropped two in a row on the heels of a four-game winning streak.

Mike Minor (6-10) was pegged with the loss despite giving up just one run on five hits over seven innings. Minor is 0-3 over his last four starts and hasn't won since July 28 when the Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1.

 

(The Sports Network)

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