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2 Braves Home Runs Sink Dodgers, 2-1

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Stephen Fife pitched well but he was done in by two Braves homeruns -- one by the opposing pitcher no less. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

Stephen Fife pitched well but he was done in by two Braves homeruns — one by the opposing pitcher no less. (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport)

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kris Medlen pitched 6 2-3 scoreless innings and hit his first major league home run, Dan Uggla also went deep, and the Atlanta Braves continued their recent stretch of dominant starting pitching in a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.

Medlen (3-6) scattered five hits, struck out six and allowed only one baserunner as far as third. That was in the sixth inning, when the right-hander retired Andre Ethier on a flyball to shallow center field and fanned Scott Van Slyke after Nick Punto led off with a double and advanced on a groundout by Adrian Gonzalez.

Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth for his 18th save in 21 attempts.

Stephen Fife (1-1) allowed two runs and nine hits with seven strikeouts in his third start of the season.

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