Dodgers Vs. Braves: Chad Billingsley Bests Mike Minor In Series Finale

The Dodgers won two out of three this weekend in Atlanta.

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Dodgers Vs. Braves: L.A. Takes 6-2 Saturday Victory To Even Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers repaid the Atlanta Braves for their walk-off win on Friday with a 6-2 victory at Turner Field on Saturday.

The Braves took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an RBI double from Martin Prado, but the Dodgers rallied back in the second with a series of bombs. Hanley Ramirez, James Loney, and Luis Cruz hit three solo shots in the span of four Ben Sheets pitches to give L.A. the lead, one the Dodgers wouldn't relinquish.

Ramirez would add a three-run homer off Sheets in the sixth, and Prado swatted a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth, but neither impacted the outcome.

The Braves remain comfortably ahead of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the first wild card spot in the National League, but trail the Washington Nationals by four games in the NL East.

The rubber match of the Braves-Dodgers series will be played Sunday at 1:35 p.m. Eastern, with Mike Minor dealing versus Los Angeles' Chad Billingsley.

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Tommy Hanson Injury: Braves Pitcher Activated From Disabled List

After a brief rehab stint at Triple-A Gwinnett, Tommy Hanson has been activated from the Braves disabled list, which sends Cory Gearrin back to the Gwinnett in the switch.

However, Gearrin is expected to return to the big league roster when it expands on Sept. 1. It was speculated that the Braves might go with a six-man rotation once Hanson was called up, but they will likely wait until the month is over to bring Gearrin back.

Hanson will take the mound for the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers, looking to help lead Atlanta to its fourth consecutive victory. In his minor league outing, allowed two hits and 2 walks with three strikeouts in four scoreless innings. He's 12-5 with a 4.29 ERA for Atlanta this season.

For more on Tommy Hanson and the Atlanta Braves check out Talking Chop. For more news and notes from around Major League Baseball head over to Baseball Nation.

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