facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 5, Atlanta 0

Aug. 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Chad Billingsley tamed the Braves on three hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday and the Los Angeles Dodgers blanked Atlanta 5-0.

Billingsley (10-9) continued a hot streak with his sixth victory in six starts, coming up with big outs to strand Atlanta runners on third base twice during the contest.

The right-hander issued a pair of walks and struck out four for the second-place Dodgers, who came into the contest trailing National League West-leading San Francisco by a half-game.

Mark Ellis provided four RBI with a two-run single in the eighth inning and a two-run double in the ninth, while Luis Cruz socked a solo homer for the victors.

Mike Minor (6-10) fell despite allowing just one run on five hits over seven full frames for the NL wild card-leading Braves.

Topics: Mark Ellis
© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Tim Shaw reveals he has ALS in Ice Bucket Challenge video
2
UPI horse racing weekend preview
3
Extra Points: Tomlin should have taken a stand
4
Cowboys LB Holloman has career-threatening neck injury
5
2013-14 college football bowl results
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback