The Los Angeles Dodgers have backed the Atlanta Braves into a win-or-go-home corner. The Dodgers beat the Braves 13-6 on Sunday night, taking a 2-1 lead in their NLDS series. The game was a slugfest early, but the Dodgers wrestled away control from the Braves with a four-run fourth inning and held on from there.
• Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer in the second inning that erased a 2-1 Braves lead and put the Dodgers up 4-2. The Braves had been hot early in the game, and Crawford's homer let Atlanta know that L.A. wasn't going down easy. He also made an impressive catch in the eighth inning, falling into the stands to catch a foul fly ball and landing on his head.
• Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning that put the Dodgers up 10-4 and sucked the life out of the Braves. It ended a three-inning stretch where the Dodgers scored 10 runs. The homer proved to be the death knell in the game for the Braves, as they didn't manage any additional runs until the ninth inning when the game was already decided.
• The Dodgers bullpen, which was called to action in the fourth inning and slowed down a game in which the Braves had scored four runs on six hits through three innings. Chris Capuano came in and pitched three no-hit innings, then J.P. Howell, Ronald Belisario and Paco Rodriguez followed. They only gave up one hit until the ninth inning when Reed Johnson singled and Jason Heyward homered off Rodriguez.
• Hanley Ramirez continued his hot-hitting ways in the series with three hits — a single, double and triple. He scored three runs and drove in two. Yasiel Puig also had three hits and scored three runs.
• The Braves 2-4 hitters — Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Evan Gattis — had seven hits and four runs combined. Upton didn't have a hit in the series coming into Sunday's game. He had two hits and scored two runs.
• Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who threw 68 pitches in three innings, giving up four runs on six hits. He had an RBI on a sac fly, but he also botched a double play in the third inning by not touching first base when he went to cover. He also made a mental gaffe by throwing home on a dribbler when he had no chance to get Freddie Freeman out. In the Dodgers' rough third inning, Ryu was a liability in more ways than one.
• Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran, who had a tougher night than Ryu. He gave up six runs on eight hits in 2 2/3 innings. At least Ryu could say he drove in a run at the plate.
• Elliot Johnson, who still doesn't have a hit in the series. He's 0-for-10 after going 0-for-3 on Sunday night. With the Braves having left Dan Uggla off the NLDS roster, they need more production out of Johnson.
The homers from Crawford and Uribe, both of which swung the momentum the Dodgers' way.
• Hanley Ramirez tied Steve Garvey's Dodgers record with his sixth extra-base hit in a postseason series. Garvey set it in the 1978 NLCS.
• The Braves hit their first homer of the series, a ninth-inning blast by Jason Heyward. They led the NL in homers during the regular season.
• Is Ryu OK? There was talk coming into Sunday's game about whether he was healthy. His performance didn't instill any confidence.
• Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez should have pulled Teheran earlier in the third inning.
• Hanley's hot streak. If he keeps this up, how dangerous will the Dodgers be?
• Can Game 4 starting pitcher Freddy Garcia stave off elimination for the Braves? Is the 37-year-old veteran who the Braves dreamed would be getting the ball in a do-or-die game?
Game 4 is Monday at 9:30 p.m. ET, with García (4-7, 4.37 ERA) pitching for the Braves against Ricky Nolasco (13-11, 3.70 ERA) for the Dodgers. If the Dodgers can close out the series, they'll save themselves a trip back to Atlanta and give a longer break to ace Clayton Kershaw, who would start a Game 5 if necessary.