The Los Angeles Dodgers saw their eight-game home winning streak come to an end Tuesday night as they fell to the Atlanta Braves 4-3 at Dodger Stadium in the second game of a three-game series. Martin Prado's RBI triple off Javy Guerra in the top of the ninth inning, just off the glove of center fielder Matt Kemp, gave the Braves the win.
"I definitely have to execute there, the count was in my favor, and I didn't put them away, either Pastornicky or Prado," Guerra (1-2) said after the game.
The Dodgers got on the board early with two runs in the first inning on a two-run home run by Juan Rivera, his first of the season. Rivera, batting cleanup with the left-handed Mike Minor on the mound, also singled in the sixth inning, but he strained his left hamstring while running to first base.
Rivera was examined by trainer Sue Falsone on the field, then left the game and is considered day-to-day. Manager Don Mattingly said he doesn't expect to play on Wednesday, but that he would know more about the severity of the injury after Rivera reports on Wednesday.
"Right now they're saying the hamstring attachment is really low right above the knee. I think we'll know a lot more tomorrow," Mattingly said.
Ted Lilly starts the series finale for the Dodgers (13-5), who will face Brandon Beachy.
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