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Hernández, Muncy and Turner homer in 9-4 win

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The Dodgers scored two runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to go on beat the Braves 9-4 on Wednesday evening. They did it behind three more home runs and some sturdy relief from Dylan Floro when they needed it.

Floro entered the game with the Braves trailing by a run and retired the one batter he faced in the seventh. He then pitched a scoreless eighth inning.

In the bottom of the eighth, Justin Turner hit his fourth home run in two games, that gave the Dodgers their five-run lead.

Clayton Kershaw got his second win of the season but this was not the masterpiece that Hyun-jin Ryu had pitched the night before.

Kershaw pitched 6⅔ innings and gave up four runs and nine hits. Kershaw walked one and struck out four.

Joe Kelly came in to finish the game and he retired the side in order with two strikeouts.

The Dodgers scored first when with two outs in the second inning, Alex Verdugo singled. Kiké Hernández followed with a two-run homer to give the Dodgers an early lead.

Max Muncy added to that lead with solo home run in the third inning. Ronald Acuña Jr. would hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning to make it a one-run game.

In the fifth inning, Muncy drove in Austin Barnes and later Joc Pederson scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-2. But then with two outs and no one on in the top seventh inning, three straight singles not only scored the Braves third run, it also sent Kershaw to the dugout.

Scott Alexander came in and gave up a single to Freddie Freeman that produced the fourth run for the Braves. Dylan Floro then came in to record the last out of the seventh.

Mike Foltynewicz had made the start for the Braves and he pitched six innings and gave up five runs and five hits. He walked four and struck out two.

Wednesday particulars

WP: Clayton Kershaw (2-0), 6⅔ IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 4 K

LP: Mike Foltynewicz (0-2), 6 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 2 K

Home runs: Kiké Hernández (7), Max Muncy (8), Ronald Acuña Jr. (7), Justin Turner (5)

Up next

The Dodgers welcome the Washington Nationals to Los Angeles for a four-game series. They will face a familiar foe in the first game of the series as Patrick Corbin will take the mound against Rich Hill. Corbin signed a six-year $140M contract with Washington last December.

When he was a Diamondback, Corbin made 18 starts against the Dodgers and in the 20 games that he pitched against them, he had a 3.59 ERA. In 10 starts at Dodger Stadium, he was 2-4 with a 3.35 ERA.