Dodgers 5, Braves 4

Brian Shackelford gave up a two-run homer to Tyler Flowers in the top of the ninth, but the boys scored three in the bottom half, aided by three walks Matt DeSalvo to load the bases. Colter Bean then came on and hit Jason Repko to force in the first run, and John Lindsey yanked Bean’s first pitch just inside third base and up the leftfield line to score John-Ford Griffin, Andre Ethier and Repko. Yes, that’s right, Repko came all the way home even though the game was officially over when Ethier crossed the plate. Matt Kemp continued to sizzle, going 2 for 3 with a single and double, although he committed a baserunning gaffe when he tried to go first-to-third on a second-inning single without realizing that James Loney had stopped at third. Loney went 2 for 3 with a pair of singles. Dodgers go to 1-0. Although Tom Martin and Shackelford were roughed up, six other Dodgers pitchers — Jason Johnson, Tanyon Sturtze, Mike Myers, Brian Falkenborg, Mike Koplove and Eric Hull — combined to hold the Braves to one hit over seven innings. Of that group, only Hull is on the 40-man roster.

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