Loney, Dodgers Stay Red Hot; Beat Braves
ATLANTA (AP) — James Loney’s three-run double was the key hit in a five-run seventh inning for Los Angeles and the streaking Dodgers rallied after trailing by five runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 8-6 on Friday night.
Andre Ethier added a two-run single in the seventh and Juan Rivera drove in three runs for the Dodgers, who have won five straight and 10 of 11.
The Braves led 5-0 after three innings.
Rookie right-handed reliever Arodys Vizcaino gave up five runs, four hits and two walks while blowing a 5-3 lead in the seventh.
The Braves began the night leading St. Louis by 8 1-2 games in the NL wild-card race.
Javy Guerra earned his 14th save despite giving up a homer to Dan Uggla in the ninth.
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