Atlanta’s Dan Uggla hit two homers Sunday, raising his season total to 13.
LOS ANGELES -- The Atlanta Braves roughed up Los Angeles starter Matt Magill and defeated the Dodgers 8-1 on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium.
For two innings, Magill sailed through the Atlanta lineup. Magill had two walks, but also two strikeouts and no hits, and the Braves bats were quiet.
And then the wheels came off for Magill. Not just came off -- disintegrated into thin air.
With one out in the third inning, Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez botched a ground ball, giving the Braves two base runners. After a Freddie Freeman single loaded the bases, Evan Gattis scored Jason Heyward on a sacrifice fly and Dan Uggla followed with a three-run home run.
After Freeman cleared the bases with a three-run double in the fourth inning, Magill exited after allowing seven runs (three earned), four hits and six walks -- his second straight game with six free passes.
The Braves (39-24) did not relent, however, as Uggla homered for the second time to open the fifth inning.
Uggla finished 2-for-2 with two home runs, his 12th and 13th of the year, and four RBI and Freeman went 2-for-4 with three RBI. Heyward added two hits for his fifth multi-hit game in his last seven.
Dodgers rookie Yasiel Puig continued his terrific start, capping off his first week with three more hits, his fifth multi-hit game in his first seven contests. Puig, who batted .517 in spring training before torching Double-A pitching before his call-up, upped his batting average to .464 on the year.
No other Dodger had more than one hit as Atlanta starter Mike Minor maintained his recent mastery.
Minor, who has allowed just 12 runs in his last seven starts including Sunday, gave up one run on six hits, with six strikeouts and three walks, as he lowered his season ERA to 2.44 in his eighth win.
The Dodgers (27-35) loaded the bases in the first inning with no outs, but managed just one run on an RBI single by Skip Schumaker that scored Nick Punto.
NOTES: Magill was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to replace Ted Lilly, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 5) with a sprained neck. … Los Angeles shortstop Hanley Ramirez missed his fourth consecutive game and had an MRI on his ailing hamstring on Sunday. … Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said that starter Chris Capuano (triceps) could be ready to start as soon as Friday. … Los Angeles outfielder Matt Kemp had a snag in his rehab and his hopeful Friday return is now doubtful. … The Braves are now 35-8 in games in which they have homered this year. … Freeman has been on a tear for Atlanta, with 12 multi-hit games in his last 24.