Dodgers beat Braves 9-4 to complete 3rd straight home sweep

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Dodgers can't play all their games at home, surely a relief to the rest of the majors.

Enrique Hernandez, Max Muncy and Justin Turner went deep to help Los Angeles beat the Atlanta Braves 9-4 on Wednesday night for its 10th straight win at home.

The Dodgers have homered in 17 of 19 home games. They are 15-4 at Chavez Ravine, tops in the majors.

The NL West leaders outscored the Braves 23-7 in the series.

''They're going to be right in it over there in the East, so it feels good to sweep them at home,'' Clayton Kershaw said.

Kershaw (2-0) gave up four runs and a season-high nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out a season-low four and walked one while remaining unbeaten in 11 career starts against the Braves.

''One of those nights that could be super frustrating to think about personally, so I'm not going to,'' Kershaw said. ''A lot of things you could probably pick apart.''

Still, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts is glad to have his ace back after a shoulder issue forced Kershaw to start the season on the injured list.

''Number one, he's healthy and he's making his starts, which are most important to us,'' Roberts said. ''Has it been as dominating as he would expect or like? Probably not, but there are good hitters in this league.''

The Dodgers took an early 3-0 lead against Mike Foltynewicz (0-2). Hernandez homered into the left field pavilion with two outs in the second. Muncy's blast to right came in the third.

''It seemed like when you do make a mistake it's going over the fence,'' Foltynewicz said.

The Braves pulled to 3-2 in the fourth on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s two-run homer - his lone hit in a series in which he was 1 for 11.

Los Angeles extended its lead to 4-2 in the fifth on Muncy's RBI single. Another run scored on Foltynewicz's wild pitch that sailed to the backstop.

Josh Donaldson's two-out RBI single chased Kershaw in the seventh. Freddie Freeman, who went 3 for 4, followed with an RBI single off Scott Alexander to close to 5-4.

The Dodgers responded with two more runs in the bottom of the inning. Corey Seager's infield single to the catcher and Alex Verdugo's RBI single off A.J. Minter made it 7-4.

Turner homered in the eighth for the second straight game. His two-run shot came a night after he connected three times in a 9-0 victory. He had four homers in the series and is heating up at the plate after a slow start in April.

''Just need to tell him the season starts May 1,'' Kershaw said.

Foltynewicz, who missed the first month of the season with elbow problems, has struggled in his last two outings. He allowed six runs, two earned, and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings at San Diego last week.

Against the Dodgers, the right-hander gave up five runs and five hits in six innings. He struck out two and walked four.

''This is probably like my spring training,'' Foltynewicz said. ''To get out here and get major league hitters out we've just kind of got to get back to where we were last year a little bit. Watch a little bit more video and slow myself down out there.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Braves: LHP Max Fried is in line to make his next start after getting hit in his pitching hand by Alex Verdugo's liner Tuesday. He'll throw a side session Thursday or Friday.

Dodgers: LHP Caleb Ferguson (oblique) followed up his simulated game with a throwing session from 60 feet. Next up is a rehab start.

KELLY BEING KELLY

Joe Kelly retired the side in the ninth on 11 pitches, topping out at 98 mph.

He has struggled to adjust since joining the Dodgers after winning the World Series against them with Boston last fall.

''That's the Joe Kelly we all saw last October,'' Turner said, ''so hopefully it's a momentum builder for him.''

SWANSON'S STREAK

Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson extended his career-best hitting streak to 11 games with a single in the second. He is batting .300 with a homer and four RBIs during that stretch.

UP NEXT

Braves: RH Mike Soroka (3-1, 1.14 ERA) starts Thursday in the opener of a four-game set at Arizona.

Dodgers: LH Rich Hill (0-0, 3.60 ERA) makes his third start of the season in the series opener at home Thursday against the Nationals. He last faced them on May 19, 2018, throwing just two pitches before leaving with a blister.

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  • W: C. Kershaw (2-0)L: M. Foltynewicz (0-2)
  • HR: ATL - R. Acuna (7), LAD - J. Turner (5), E. Hernandez (7), M. Muncy (8)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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J. Donaldson 3B50210011.256.375.471.8463.5
F. Freeman 1B41310011.301.405.517.9225.5
R. Acuna CF41121003.277.373.477.8507.0
N. Markakis RF40000000.313.405.484.8900.0
D. Swanson SS40100010.264.333.488.8212.5
J. Camargo LF30100111.220.281.329.6101.5
T. Flowers C40000023.279.338.441.779-1.0
M. Foltynewicz P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- C. Culberson PH11100000.375.360.7081.0682.0
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Webb P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- M. Joyce PH10000010.286.359.571.930-0.5
  • a-singled for Foltynewicz in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Webb in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF21000100.223.336.563.8992.0
a- C. Taylor PH-LF11000111.221.299.368.6671.5
M. Muncy 1B52321011.274.370.521.89111.5
J. Turner 3B51121014.299.385.448.8326.5
C. Bellinger RF30000200.394.471.7881.2592.0
C. Seager SS40110012.235.329.356.6851.5
A. Verdugo CF41210000.344.386.570.9564.0
E. Hernandez 2B31121103.244.321.472.7938.0
A. Barnes C31100114.225.333.416.7493.5
C. Kershaw P30000003.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Freese PH01000100.220.400.420.8202.0
J. Kelly P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-walked for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-walked for Floro in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (11), F. Freeman (10)
  • HR - R. Acuna (7)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson (17), F. Freeman (22), R. Acuna 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson (6), F. Freeman (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Freeman, R. Acuna 3 (3), T. Flowers 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Barnes (5)
  • HR - M. Muncy (8), J. Turner (5), E. Hernandez (7)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (28), J. Turner 2 (19), C. Seager (12), A. Verdugo (19), E. Hernandez 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (9), E. Hernandez 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 2 (2), A. Barnes 3 (3), C. Kershaw 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Swanson (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Muncy
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Hernandez-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-2)6.05554225.941.440.0
A. Minter0.13222009.002.09-7.0
J. Webb1.21221312.161.080.5
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-2)6.0
A. Minter0.1
J. Webb1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 2-0)6.29441413.310.9813.0
S. Alexander0.01000002.841.18-1.0
D. Floro (H, 2)1.11000100.000.732.5
J. Kelly1.00000209.421.814.0
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 2-0)6.2
S. Alexander0.0
D. Floro (H, 2)1.1
J. Kelly1.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz
  • IBB - M. Foltynewicz, A. Minter
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 90-60, A. Minter 25-13, J. Webb 31-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 6-10, A. Minter 1-0, J. Webb 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 27, A. Minter 6, J. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-69, S. Alexander 7-4, D. Floro 14-11, J. Kelly 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-7, D. Floro 2-1, J. Kelly 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 29, S. Alexander, D. Floro 5, J. Kelly 3
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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O. Albies 2B51200000.283.329.478.8073.0
J. Donaldson 3B50210011.256.375.471.8463.5
F. Freeman 1B41310011.301.405.517.9225.5
R. Acuna CF41121003.277.373.477.8507.0
N. Markakis RF40000000.313.405.484.8900.0
D. Swanson SS40100010.264.333.488.8212.5
J. Camargo LF30100111.220.281.329.6101.5
T. Flowers C40000023.279.338.441.779-1.0
M. Foltynewicz P20000000.000.000.000.0000.0
a- C. Culberson PH11100000.375.360.7081.0682.0
A. Minter P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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  • a-singled for Foltynewicz in the 7th
  • b-struck out for Webb in the 9th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Pederson LF21000100.223.336.563.8992.0
a- C. Taylor PH-LF11000111.221.299.368.6671.5
M. Muncy 1B52321011.274.370.521.89111.5
J. Turner 3B51121014.299.385.448.8326.5
C. Bellinger RF30000200.394.471.7881.2592.0
C. Seager SS40110012.235.329.356.6851.5
A. Verdugo CF41210000.344.386.570.9564.0
E. Hernandez 2B31121103.244.321.472.7938.0
A. Barnes C31100114.225.333.416.7493.5
C. Kershaw P30000003.000.000.000.0000.0
S. Alexander P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
D. Floro P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- D. Freese PH01000100.220.400.420.8202.0
J. Kelly P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-walked for Pederson in the 7th
  • b-walked for Floro in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - J. Donaldson (11), F. Freeman (10)
  • HR - R. Acuna (7)
  • RBI - J. Donaldson (17), F. Freeman (22), R. Acuna 2 (22)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Donaldson (6), F. Freeman (8)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - F. Freeman, R. Acuna 3 (3), T. Flowers 3 (3)
BATTING
  • 2B - A. Barnes (5)
  • HR - M. Muncy (8), J. Turner (5), E. Hernandez (7)
  • RBI - M. Muncy 2 (28), J. Turner 2 (19), C. Seager (12), A. Verdugo (19), E. Hernandez 2 (20)
  • 2-Out RBI - J. Turner 2 (9), E. Hernandez 2 (11)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - C. Seager 2 (2), A. Barnes 3 (3), C. Kershaw 2 (2)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - D. Swanson (4)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - M. Muncy
FIELDING
  • DP - (Seager-Hernandez-Muncy)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-2)6.05554225.941.440.0
A. Minter0.13222009.002.09-7.0
J. Webb1.21221312.161.080.5
Total8.0999753---
PITCHERSIP
M. Foltynewicz (L, 0-2)6.0
A. Minter0.1
J. Webb1.2
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Kershaw (W, 2-0)6.29441413.310.9813.0
S. Alexander0.01000002.841.18-1.0
D. Floro (H, 2)1.11000100.000.732.5
J. Kelly1.00000209.421.814.0
Total9.01144171---
PITCHERSIP
C. Kershaw (W, 2-0)6.2
S. Alexander0.0
D. Floro (H, 2)1.1
J. Kelly1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Foltynewicz
  • IBB - M. Foltynewicz, A. Minter
  • Pitches-Strikes - M. Foltynewicz 90-60, A. Minter 25-13, J. Webb 31-19
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - M. Foltynewicz 6-10, A. Minter 1-0, J. Webb 1-1
  • Batters Faced - M. Foltynewicz 27, A. Minter 6, J. Webb 7
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Kershaw 100-69, S. Alexander 7-4, D. Floro 14-11, J. Kelly 11-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Kershaw 8-7, D. Floro 2-1, J. Kelly 1-0
  • Batters Faced - C. Kershaw 29, S. Alexander, D. Floro 5, J. Kelly 3
  • 8TH INNING
    Turner homered to left center, Freese scored49
  • 7TH INNING
    Verdugo singled to center, Muncy scored, Bellinger to third, Seager to second47
    Seager reached on an infield single to pitcher, Taylor scored, Muncy to third, Bellinger to second46
    Freeman singled to shallow left, Albies scored, Donaldson to second45
    Donaldson singled to shallow left center, Culberson scored, Albies to third35
  • 5TH INNING
    Pederson scored, Turner to second on wild pitch25
    Muncy singled to right, Barnes scored, Pederson to second24
  • 4TH INNING
    Acuna homered to right center, Freeman scored23
  • 3RD INNING
    Muncy homered to right center03
  • 2ND INNING
    Hernandez homered to left center, Verdugo scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Joe Kelly pitching
    • Matt Joyce hit for Jacob Webb
    • M. Joyce: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Joyce struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Albies grounded out to first
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • D. Floro Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Markakis flied out to left
    • D. Swanson: Swanson grounded out to shortstop
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Camargo reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Flowers struck out on foul tip
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • David Freese hit for Dylan Floro
    • D. Freese: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Freese walked
    • C. Taylor: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Taylor struck out looking
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Muncy struck out swinging
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Turner homered to left center, Freese scored
    • C. Bellinger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Bellinger grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 8th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Camargo lined out to center
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul tip, Flowers struck out on foul tip
    • Charlie Culberson hit for Mike Foltynewicz
    • C. Culberson: Culberson reached on an infield single to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Albies reached on an infield single to shortstop, Culberson to second
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson singled to shallow left center, Culberson scored, Albies to third
    • Scott Alexander relieved Clayton Kershaw
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Freeman singled to shallow left, Albies scored, Donaldson to second
    • Dylan Floro relieved Scott Alexander
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Acuna reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Freeman out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A.J. Minter pitching
    • Chris Taylor hit for Joc Pederson
    • C. Taylor: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Taylor walked
    • M. Muncy: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Muncy singled to center, Taylor to third
    • J. Turner: Ball, Strike looking, Muncy stole second, Ball, Foul, Turner grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Bellinger: Bellinger intentionally walked
    • C. Seager: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Seager reached on an infield single to pitcher, Taylor scored, Muncy to third, Bellinger to second
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike looking, Verdugo singled to center, Muncy scored, Bellinger to third, Seager to second
    • Jacob Webb relieved A.J. Minter
    • E. Hernandez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Hernandez flied out to right
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Barnes struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • R. Acuna: Acuna flied out to deep center
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Markakis flied out to deep center
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Ball, Verdugo flied out to shallow left
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez walked
    • A. Barnes: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Barnes fouled out to third
    • C. Kershaw: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kershaw flied out to left
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Foltynewicz: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foltynewicz grounded out to third
    • O. Albies: Foul, Albies popped out to third
    • J. Donaldson: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Donaldson doubled to deep left
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • A. Barnes: Barnes doubled to left center
    • C. Kershaw: Kershaw lined out to third
    • J. Pederson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pederson walked
    • M. Muncy: Foul, Strike looking, Muncy singled to right, Barnes scored, Pederson to second
    • J. Turner: Ball, Foul, Turner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Pederson to third, Muncy out at second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Pederson scored, Turner to second on wild pitch, Bellinger intentionally walked
    • C. Seager: Seager flied out to left
    • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Freeman doubled to deep right center
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Acuna homered to right center, Freeman scored
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Swanson flied out to right
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Camargo walked
    • T. Flowers: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Flowers grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Seager flied out to left
    • A. Verdugo: Ball, Strike swinging, Verdugo popped out to shortstop
    • E. Hernandez: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Hernandez grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • M. Foltynewicz: Strike looking, Foul, Foltynewicz grounded out to pitcher
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Albies grounded out to third
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson flied out to deep right
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pederson grounded out to shortstop
    • M. Muncy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Muncy homered to right center
    • J. Turner: Foul, Foul, Turner grounded out to second
    • C. Bellinger: Ball, Bellinger grounded out to second
    • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis grounded out to second
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Swanson singled to left center
    • J. Camargo: Strike looking, Swanson stole second, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Camargo struck out swinging
    • T. Flowers: Flowers grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • C. Bellinger: Strike swinging, Ball, Bellinger flied out to left
    • C. Seager: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
    • A. Verdugo: Strike looking, Verdugo singled to shallow center
    • E. Hernandez: Strike looking, Hernandez homered to left center, Verdugo scored
    • A. Barnes: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Barnes walked
    • C. Kershaw: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Kershaw grounded out to first
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • C. Kershaw Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Foul, Ball, Albies singled to left
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Donaldson grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Albies out at second
    • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Freeman singled to shallow center
    • R. Acuna: Acuna lined out to third
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • M. Foltynewicz Pitching:
    • J. Pederson: Pederson popped out to first
    • M. Muncy: Strike looking, Muncy lined out to second
    • J. Turner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Turner struck out swinging
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)