For the second consecutive night, the Atlanta Braves got to Dodgers closer Javy Guerra in the ninth inning, beating the Dodgers 4-2 Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium. Atlanta had five consecutive singles off Guerra, including three after Guerra was hit squarely in the jaw by a line drive off the bat of Brian McCann.
Guerra remained in the game after being checked out by team assistant trainer Greg Harrel. After the game, Guerra underwent concussion tests and passed, though his jaw was visibly swollen when speaking with reporters.
"I gotta get the ball down. If I don't keep the ball up it doesn't come back at me," Guerra said.
Guerra's second blown save of the season cost Ted Lilly a win, after Lilly continued his great start to the season. Lilly allowed one run on three hits in seven innings, and left with a 2-1 lead, thanks in part to Matt Kemp.
Kemp launched a solo home run in the sixth inning, his major league leading 10th of the season to give the Dodgers the lead. It tied the Dodgers franchise record for home runs in April, tying Gary Sheffield's April 2000 output.
The Dodgers have four games left in April, beginning Friday night at Dodger Stadium with Clayton Kershaw facing Ross Detwiler and the Washington Nationals.
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