Adam LaRoche, Andruw Jones and Ryan Langerhans each homered, giving Atlanta just enough to overcome a shaky start by Tim Hudson, who allowed five runs in four-plus innings. Six relievers combined to give up five more runs, before Chris Reitsma nailed down an adventuresome save.
The largest regular-season crowd in Dodger Stadium history nearly witnessed a spectacular comeback. Ace Derek Lowe gave up seven earned runs in five innings, but the Dodgers clawed nearly all the way back, bringing the tying run to the plate in the bottom of the ninth before falling.
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