Carl Crawford hit two home runs as the Braves were blown out by Los Angeles, 4-3. The Braves struck out 12 times in the loss. They also allowed Los Angeles to finish with a .420 wOBA. Atlanta posted a wOBA of .221, despite a season average of .310.
Tied at 2-2 in the top of the seventh and with the Braves up to bat, Jose Constanza hit a single off reliever Ronald Belisario, driving in Elliot Johnson. The Dodgers went ahead for good in the bottom of the eighth when Juan Uribe took David Carpenter deep to drive in Yasiel Puig.
Freddy Garcia didn't factor in the decision, going six innings after he gave up two runs on eight hits with six strikeouts and two walks. Carpenter picked up his first loss of the postseason after one inning of work giving up two runs on two hits and walking no one. The win went to Brian Wilson (1-0), who went one inning and allowed no runs on two hits with two strikeouts and no walks. Chris Johnson was tops in the batter's box for the Braves, going 3 for 4 with an RBI. Constanza also had a great game, going 1 for 1 with an RBI. Crawford went 2 for 3 with two home runs, two runs, two RBIs, a walk, and a stolen base in the win.
The Braves now trail in the series by two games and are looking at a sweep and elimination from the NLDS.
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