Braves break 2-game skid with victory over Dodgers

Braves break 2-game skid with victory over Dodgers

August 13th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Atlanta Braves' Jason Heyward scores on a Justin Upton base hit in their game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 13, 2014, in Atlanta.

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ATLANTA - Ervin Santana won his sixth straight start at Turner Field, Justin Upton drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth inning and the Atlanta Braves snapped a two-game skid with a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night.

Andrelton Simmons returned to the lineup after missing six games with a sprained left ankle and had two RBIs for the Braves, who had lost 11 of 13.

Hyun-Jin Ryu (13-6) left the game with an apparent right leg injury after allowing six hits and three runs with two walks and seven strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings.

Santana (12-6) improved to 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA in his last six starts, giving up eight hits, two runs and two walks with nine strikeouts in six innings.

Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel got the last three outs to earn his 35th save in 39 chances.