ATLANTA — Clayton Kershaw didn’t have his best stuff Thursday; he also got thrown out at home plate. But he found a way to push the Dodgers to a 2-1 victory, their second 10-inning win in as many days, thanks in large part to his stubbornness. The box score is here.
ATLANTA — Luis Avilan is back with the Dodgers today for the final game of a three-game series against the Braves. He’ll be available out of the bullpen, giving the Dodgers an extra left-hander to go with five right-handers.
Avilan will take the roster spot of Louis Coleman, whose grandfather (Harold Louis Coleman I) passed away. He can remain on the bereavement list for three to seven days.
But Thursday morning, Baez said he felt well enough to pitch after undergoing tests last night and again this morning. He played catch in the outfield, as is custom.
After struggling in spring training, Avilan notched five scoreless appearances across six innings at Triple-A Oklahoma City to start the season. He made 23 appearances last season for the Dodgers, who acquired him from the Braves in advance of last year’s trade deadline.
Pedro Baez wasn’t available to pitch because Adam Liberatore hit him in the back of the head with a thrown baseball.