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Dodgers Vs. Braves Game Preview: MLB Civil Rights Game In Atlanta

The Los Angeles Dodgers look to snap a two-game losing streak on Saturday night as they battle the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field in the 2012 MLB Civil Rights Game.

The Dodgers held a 3-1 lead in the eighth inning on Friday in Atlanta, only to see relief pitcher Ronald Belisario allow a pair of inherited runners to tie the game. The Braves used three consecutive singles with two outs in the 11th inning to score the winning tally for their third victory in four games against the Dodgers this season.

All three Atlanta wins over Los Angeles this season have come in their last at-bat.

Aaron Harang looks for his ninth win of the season, and his second straight victory. He has nine quality starts in his last 13 games. Ben Sheets gets the start for Atlanta, looking for his fifth win.

Dodgers All-Star center fielder Matt Kemp will present former Dodger pitcher and current special advisor to the team Don Newcombe with the Beacon of Hope award at a luncheon in Atlanta as part of the Civil Rights Game festivities.

The Dodgers are 5-3 on their road trip, with two days remaining.

For more news and notes on Dodgers baseball, be sure to read True Blue LA. For more news and notes on the Braves, be sure to read Talking Chop and SB Nation Atlanta.