Carl Crawford hit two home runs and Kenley Jansen fanned three in relief as Los Angeles stopped Atlanta, 4-3. The Dodgers pitching staff struckout a combined 12 batters in the win and they finished with a .420 wOBA, which is .110 points better than their season average. Atlanta finished with a wOBA of just .221. Their wOBA is .310 on the season.
With the game even at 2-2 in the top of the seventh and the Braves batting, Jose Constanza hit a single off reliever Ronald Belisario, scoring Elliot Johnson. The Dodgers took the lead for good in the bottom of the eighth when Juan Uribe homered off David Carpenter, scoring Yasiel Puig.
Clayton Kershaw went six innings in a no-decision and maintained his 1-0 record after he surrendered no runs on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Jansen picked up his first save of the playoffs after one inning of work striking out three and walking no one. After allowing two runs on two hits over one inning with no strikeouts and no walks, Carpenter (0-1) was charged with the loss. Crawford was terrific at the plate for the Dodgers, going 2 for 3 with two home runs, two runs, two RBIs, a walk, and a stolen base. Uribe also had a big game, going 2 for 4 with a double, a home run, a run, and two RBIs. Chris Johnson went 3 for 4 with an RBI in the loss.
The Dodgers take a two-game lead in the NLDS and are a victory away from sweeping the Braves and moving on to the.
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