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Braves win Tinseltown thriller
Bats boost Braves to win
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.
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Braves 11, Dodgers 10
Andruw Jones (right) is greeted by Chipper Jones and Edgar Renteria after his homer. (Francis Specker/AP)
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Late LA rally falls just short
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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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
ATL
Atlanta
Atlanta 11, LA Dodgers 10   LAD
LA Dodgers
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
4 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0   11 12 3
LA Dodgers
0 0 1 0 4 0 0 3 2   10 17 1
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: ATL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Dodgers stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B3220101.667
Renteria, SS5122012.400
Jones, C, 3B3211201.333
Jones, A, CF4224113.500
LaRoche, 1B5113012.200
Francoeur, RF5000011.000
McCann, C4010000.250
Langerhans, LF4111001.250
Hudson, P2110000.500
Cormier, P0000000.000
a-Jordan, PH0100100.000
Remlinger, P0000000.000
Villarreal, P0000000.000
b-Orr, PH10100001.000
Boyer, P0000000.000
Thomson, P0000000.000
Reitsma, P0000000.000
Totals361112115411 

a-Walked for Cormier in the 6th. b-Singled for Villarreal in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Renteria (1, Brazoban).
HR: LaRoche (1, 1st inning off Lowe, 2 on, 1 out), Jones, A (1, 5th inning off Lowe, 2 on, 1 out), Langerhans (1, 8th inning off Osoria, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Giles 2; Renteria 3; Jones, C; Jones, A 5; LaRoche 4; McCann; Langerhans 4; Hudson; Orr.
RBI: Jones, A 4 (4), LaRoche 3 (3), Jones, C (1), Renteria 2 (2), Langerhans (1).
2-out RBI: Renteria 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Jones, A.
S: Giles.
GIDP: LaRoche; Langerhans; Giles.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Giles (1, throw), Jones, C (1, fielding), Jones, A (1, fielding).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5330102.600
Cruz, LF6340002.667
Drew, RF6222005.333
Kent, 2B4124102.500
Saenz, 1B6112037.167
Mueller, 3B4021100.500
Alomar, C5010014.200
Repko, CF5021002.400
Lowe, P2000011.000
a-Ross, PH1000002.000
Kuo, P0000000.000
Brazoban, P0000000.000
b-Ledee, PH1000002.000
Osoria, P0000000.000
c-Navarro, PH1000012.000
Baez, P0000000.000
Totals461017103631 

a-Popped out for Lowe in the 5th. b-Flied out for Brazoban in the 7th. c-Struck out for Osoria in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kent (1, Hudson), Repko (1, Thomson), Cruz (1, Reitsma).
TB: Furcal 3; Cruz 5; Drew 2; Kent 3; Saenz; Mueller 2; Alomar; Repko 3.
RBI: Kent 4 (4), Drew 2 (2), Mueller (1), Saenz 2 (2), Repko (1).
2-out RBI: Kent; Repko.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Saenz 3; Lowe; Ross; Furcal; Navarro 2.
Team LOB: 13.

FIELDING
E: Kent (1, fielding).
PB: Alomar (1).
DP: 3 (Furcal-Kent-Saenz, Saenz-Furcal-Saenz, Mueller-Kent-Saenz).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hudson 4.065533011.25
Cormier 1.02000100.00
Remlinger 0.21000000.00
Villarreal (W, 1-0)1.11000000.00
Boyer 0.143300081.00
Thomson (H, 1)0.11000100.00
Reitsma (S, 1)1.122201013.50
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lowe (L, 0-1)5.098712212.60
Kuo 0.202220027.00
Brazoban 1.11001200.00
Osoria 1.02110019.00
Baez 1.00001000.00

Hudson pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

WP: Hudson 2.
HBP: Kent (by Villarreal).
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 83-46, Cormier 19-12, Remlinger 11-8, Villarreal 14-8, Boyer 19-11, Thomson 5-5, Reitsma 14-10, Lowe 69-50, Kuo 21-10, Brazoban 32-20, Osoria 8-6, Baez 11-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 7-2, Cormier 0-2, Remlinger 0-2, Villarreal 1-3, Boyer 0-1, Thomson 0-0, Reitsma 3-0, Lowe 11-2, Kuo 1-1, Brazoban 0-2, Osoria 3-0, Baez 0-3.
Batters faced: Hudson 22, Cormier 5, Remlinger 3, Villarreal 7, Boyer 5, Thomson 2, Reitsma 6, Lowe 24, Kuo 4, Brazoban 6, Osoria 4, Baez 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cormier 1-1, Villarreal 1-0, Thomson 2-1, Reitsma 2-0, Brazoban 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Joe West. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Ed Rapuano. 3B: Tony Randazzo.
Weather: 64 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 1 mph, R to L.
T: 3:10.
Att: 56,000.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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