The Dodgers are three games ahead of the Giants for the NL West lead.
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) -
The Los Angeles Dodgers are taking full advantage of the current woes of the San Francisco Giants and will shoot for a fifth straight win Wednesday in the middle test of a three-game set with the Atlanta Braves.
The Dodgers are three games ahead of the Giants for the NL West lead thanks to their current success. San Francisco is mired in a six-game losing streak and will try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon.
Los Angeles registered an 8-4 win Tuesday night and broke a 4-4 tie with three runs in the seventh inning thanks to an RBI groundout by Carl Crawford and a two-run home run from Matt Kemp. Kemp had a two-run homer in the second inning and finished with three hits.
An Adrian Gonzalez run-scoring double in the eighth inning capped the scoring, as the Dodgers improved to 6-2 in their last eight games and pounded out 15 hits. Yasiel Puig, who went 4-for-5 and was a home run shy of the cycle, scored twice.