The Los Angeles Dodgers look to build on Sunday's win as they open a four-game series with the Atlanta Braves at Dodger Stadium on Monday night. Matt Kemp snapped a five-game losing streak yesterday with a walk-off two-run home run against Ryan Franklin, giving the Dodgers a 2-1 win over St. Louis. Ted Lilly gets the start for the Dodgers, facing Tim Hudson of the Braves.
Lilly has struggled in the early going this season, as he is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA in three starts. In his last start, Lilly pitched six innings for the first time all season, but also allowed two solo home runs in the sixth inning, turning a 3-2 lead into a 4-3 Dodgers loss. Lilly in his career is 4-2 with a 4.41 ERA in nine starts against the Braves.
Hudson is 2-1 with a 3.48 ERA in three starts this season for Atlanta. Dodger catcher Dioner Navarro, on the disabled list with a torn oblique, begins a rehab assignment with Double A Chattanooga on Monday. The Dodgers are 4-4 at home this season. Tonight's 7:10 p.m. PDT game is televised on Prime Ticket.
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