Streaking Dodgers Win 6-5

Jolbert Cabrara made his second start of the exhibition season and for he second time slugged a pair of homers, the last one breaking a 5-5 tie and giving the Dodgers their third victory without a loss in the young season.

Adrian Beltré singled, doubled and was hit by a pitch, keeping his average at a perfect 1.000 (4-for-4). Paul Lo Duca banged the third homer of the game, while Dave Roberts singled twice and scored a run.

The Dodgers put 10 hits on the scoreboard, their third straight game in double figures, and boosted the team average to .342. In an odd twist, the pitching staff holds a 5.02 earned run average.

Tanyon Sturtz started for the Dodgers. The 29-year-old free agent pickup from Toronto was roughed up for three runs in the second inning and when he allowed back-to-back doubles in the third, he was replaced by Rick White, who worked out of trouble and then pitched a scoreless fourth.

The Dodgers led 2-0 on an RBI single by Beltré and Shawn Green's RBI double after one inning before Atlanta took a 3-2 lead in the top of the second off Sturtz.

Los Angeles jumped ahead in the second with a pair of runs on Cabrara's first homer, a double by Sturtz and a fielder's choice but the Braves tied it a four all.

Lo Duca's homer, his first of the spring, again put L.A up 5-4 before they lost their third lead of the game when Duaner Sanchez allowed a run in the fifth to knot things.

Cabrara's homer to left-center in the last of the sixth promptly untied it and gave Guillermo Mota the win in his first action of exhibition season as Rodney Meyer, Eric Knott and Yhency Brazoban, who earned the save, closed the game out with shutout innings.

Dodger pitching allowed 10 hits and also struck out 10 while walking one. After ddrawing eight walks in the first two games, Los Angeles managed only a single base on balls.

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