ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 4: Brooks Conrad #7 of the Atlanta Braves hits a broken bat single for 2 RBI's against the Los Angeles Dodgers on September 4, 2011 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

Dodgers Stunned By Braves' Rally In Series Finale

Matt Kemp hit a three-run home run, his 32nd homer of the season, in defeat.

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Dodgers Vs. Braves: Winning Streak Ends With 4-3 Walk-Off Loss In Atlanta

Martin Prado delivered a two-out RBI single down the left field line off Blake Hawksowrth in the ninth inning, giving the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers to prevent a series sweep at Turner Field in Atlanta. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Dodgers, who seemed to have everything aligned perfectly earlier in the game.

With two runners on and first base open in the third inning, the Braves opted to pitch to Matt Kemp, and he made them pay with a laser beam three-run home run into the seats in left field. The Dodgers led 3-0 with Clayton Kershaw on the mound, and Kershaw was cruising through six innings.

Two singles, a throwing error by Aaron Miles, and a broken-bat bloop single by Brooks Conrad tied the game off Kershaw, ending his chance at an 18th win of the season. Kershaw will have to settle for a 10-strikeout, no-walk performance and an ERA that rose all the way from 2.446 to 2.451. Such is life.

The Dodgers move on to Washington DC to face the Nationals for four games beginning on Labor Day. Hiroki Kuroda starts the opener for the Dodgers, facing John Lannan for Washington.

For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Dodgers Recall Ramon Troncoso From Triple A Albuquerque

Before Sunday's series finale at Turner Field in Atlanta, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled relief pitcher Ramon Troncoso from Triple A Albuquerque. Troncoso gives the Dodgers 16 pitchers, and pushes the active roster to 29 players. More moves are expected in the upcoming week, as Triple A Albuquerque ends their season Monday. Double A Chattanooga will be in the Southern League playoffs, but a few pitchers might be recalled from that level as well.

This is Troncoso's third stint with the Dodgers this season. He has a 6.23 ERA with three walks and just seven strikeouts in 17 innings, though he showed marked improvement in his second call-up, with a 3.68 ERA in 10 appearances. Troncoso was 2-4 with a 5.05 ERA in 57 innings in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League this season.

Here are the starting lineups in the series finale with the Atlanta Braves:

Dodgers (68-70)

Bourn CF
Prado 1B
Diaz RF
Uggla 2B
Ross C
Gonzalez SS
Wilson 3B
Constanza LF
Delgado P

Braves (81-57)

Gordon SS
Loney 1B
Kemp CF
Rivera LF
Ethier RF
Miles 3B
Barajas C
Sellers 2B
Kershaw P

Sunday morning's 10:35 a.m. PDT game will be televised on KCAL. For more news and information on the Dodgers, be sure to read True Blue LA.

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Clayton Kershaw Starts Finale In Atlanta As Dodgers Go For Seventh Straight Win

The Dodgers have beaten the Braves in five of their six meetings in 2011.

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