Juan Uribe had four hits and drove in three runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves Monday night at Dodger Stadium. Uribe highlighted a stellar night for the bottom of the Dodgers batting order, as James Loney and A.J. Ellis, with Uribe the 6-7-8 hitters in the lineup, produced the bulk of the offense.
Uribe picked up his first four-hit game since 2007, and Loney and Ellis added two hits each, providing more than enough offense for Chris Capuano, who pitched seven innings allowing one run for the win.
Manager Don Mattingly was happy for Uribe, who was hitting just .211/.231/.237 before Monday's game.
"It is nice because this guy is a good teammate and the guys love him," Mattingly said. "He always has a smile on his face. He has continued to play good defense for us. The fact that he was able to have a night here at home, it was nice to be able to do that in front of our fans."
Capuano walked four but he wiggled out of some jams and retired eight of his last nine batters in his longest outing of the season.
"We talked about keep staying on the attack and keep going after these guys. They've got a dangerous club. They'll hurt you. You have to make sure you're making pitches and be aggressive in the right spots."
The Dodgers are 7-0 at home this season, their second best start in the 51 years of Dodger Stadium. The 2009 team started the season 13-0 at home.
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