Turner powers Dodgers past Braves, 5-3 in 10 innings

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Atlanta Braves

ATLANTA (AP) – Justin Turner gave Los Angeles the lead with a 10th-inning double and the Dodgers beat Atlanta 5-3 on Wednesday night to snap the Braves’ four-game winning streak.

The Braves failed in a bid to become the first team to win five straight games after starting a season 0-9, according to STATS.

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Braves rookie center fielder Mallex Smith, charging toward left field, made a diving attempt for Turner’s sinking drive off Jason Grilli (1-1) but the ball bounced off his glove. Smith slipped and crawled before finally retrieving the ball as Chase Utley, who led off with a single, scored from second. Yasmani Grandal added a run-scoring single off Alexi Ogando.

Daniel Castro’s two-run single in the fourth gave the Braves a 3-0 lead. Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-run homer off Eric O’Flaherty to tie the game in the sixth.

Joe Blanton (1-1) pitched a scoreless ninth. Kenley Jansen got the final three outs for his sixth save.



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