Beat Braves to Go 2-0

The Dodgers dumped the Braves 7-5 -n an error-filled game to run their spring record to 2-0. James Loney knocked in the final two runs of the game with a sacrifice fly and a ninth-inning single. He also doubled in the eighth.

Los Angeles' lineup, without a starter in sight, added 13 hits to the 16 they picked up in the opening win.

Jeff Weaver started the game with about the same results as Hideo Nomo the day before, allowing a two-run homer in the first and them retiring the final seven batters in succession as he completed his three innings of work.

L.A. took the lead with three in the fourth after the first nine Dodgers were retired in order. RBI singles by David Ross and Joe Thurston scored the first two and an error made it 3-2.

Orlando Rodriguez gave the lead back, allowing two in the bottom of the inning. Andrew Brown (1-0) collected the win and was followed by Bill Simas, Jason Frasor, Steve Colyer and Doug Nickle.

Colyer, attempting to work both the eighth and ninth inning, was struck by a batted ball and left the mound with none out in the ninth. Nickle came in to get a double play and a grounder to second to record the save.

A walk to Loney, an error, Shane Victorino' single and yet another error tied the game 4-4 in the fifth. A long shot by third baseman Olmedo Saenz was knocked down by the wind just short of the left field wall to end the inning.

In the sixth, singles by Thurston (his second of the game), Jose Hernandez and Loney's sacrifice fly gave the Dodgers a 5-4 lead. Another Brave error in the seventh made it 6-4, Atlanta scored one in the eighth and had the apparent tying run sent back to third when a double was ruled of the ground-rule variety.

Loney, who added a double in the eighth, singled in Luis Garcia, on base with his second hit of the game, and followed a single by Willie Aybar. Nickle then performed his magic in the ninth to save the game for Brown.

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