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Billingsley attempts to emulate Kuroda's gem

Jul 8, 2008 - 2:01 PM Atlanta (42-48) at LA Dodgers (44-45) 10:10 pm ET

LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- One day after Hiroki Kuroda tossed a one-hit gem, the Atlanta Braves will have to figure out how to manage some offense against the Los Angeles Dodgers' hottest pitcher, Chad Billingsley.

Billingsley will try to keep the Dodgers rolling in July on Tuesday when they they continue their three-game set against the Braves.

Los Angeles defeated Atlanta, 3-0, in Monday's series opener behind Kuroda's one-hitter as Los Angeles won for the sixth time in seven games this month. The 33-year-old Japanese righthander took a perfect game into the eighth inning before Mark Teixeira - the only Atlanta baserunner - opened the eighth with a double.

Even though it will be tough to follow such an act, Billingsley (8-7, 3.12 ERA) is likely the most likely to repeat such a performance as he will aiming for his fifth win in as many starts. The 23-year-old righthander has been particularly sharp lately, striking out 25 over 26.1 innings over his last four outings for a 1.37 ERA.

In his last start, Billingsley yielded two unearned runs and six hits over eight innings, striking out five in a 5-2 win at Houston on Thursday.

Atlanta will counter with rookie Jair Jurrjens (8-4, 3.09), who will look to rebound from his first loss in nine starts. The righthander surrendered four runs - including a season-worst three homers - and eight hits over seven frames in Thursday's 4-1 loss vs. Philadelphia.








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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    ATLANTA 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 2 9 12 1
    LA DODGERS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 7 2 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: ATL - JAIR JURRJENS, WILL OHMAN (7TH), BLAINE BOYER (8TH), JULIAN
    TAVAREZ (9TH), MIKE GONZALEZ (9TH) AND BRIAN MCCANN
    LOS - CHAD BILLINGSLEY, RAMON TRONCOSO (6TH),

    Jul 9 1:14 AM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY NOMAR GARCIAPARRA SCORED DELWYN YOUNG.
    ERROR BY KELLY JOHNSON ALLOWED JAMES LONEY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, N GARCIAPARRA ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 9
    LA DODGERS 3 BOTTOM, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: B DEWITT (.267, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Braves 9, Dodgers 3  Bot 9, 0 OutsJul 9 1:05 AM


  • NL
    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRIAN MCCANN (17) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF CORY WADE.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 9, LA DODGERS 1
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.234, 1-FOR-4)

    Braves 9, Dodgers 1  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 9 12:50 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY MARK TEIXEIRA (17) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 9TH OFF CORY WADE.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 8, LA DODGERS 1
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: B MCCANN (.291, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, RBI)

    Braves 8, Dodgers 1  Top 9, 0 OutsJul 9 12:50 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MARTIN PRADO SCORED KELLY JOHNSON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M PRADO ON FIRST, M KOTSAY ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 7
    LA DODGERS 1 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: G BLANCO (.267, 1-FOR-2, 2 BB, RBI)

    Braves 7, Dodgers 1  Top 8, 0 OutsJul 9 12:30 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JAMES LONEY SCORED ANDRE ETHIER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J LONEY ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    LA DODGERS 1 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR LA DODGERS: A JONES (.163, 1-FOR-2)

    Braves 6, Dodgers 1  Bot 6, 0 OutsJul 9 12:08 AM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GREGOR BLANCO SCORED KELLY JOHNSON. ERROR BY
    RUSSELL MARTIN ALLOWED MARK KOTSAY TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G BLANCO ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 6
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: Y ESCOBAR (.291, 1-FOR-3, 3 RBI)

    Braves 6, Dodgers 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 8 11:59 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY BRIAN MCCANN (16) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF CHAD BILLINGSLEY.
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 4, LA DODGERS 0
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: J FRANCOEUR (.232, 0-FOR-2)

    Braves 4, Dodgers 0  Top 6, 0 OutsJul 8 11:44 PM
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    Braves 3, Dodgers 0  Bot 5, 0 OutsJul 8 11:31 PM


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    AT LA DODGERS - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY YUNEL ESCOBAR SCORED KELLY JOHNSON, MARK KOTSAY
    AND GREGOR BLANCO.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, Y ESCOBAR ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: ATLANTA 3
    LA DODGERS 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR ATLANTA: C JONES (.383, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Braves 3, Dodgers 0  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 8 11:27 PM
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    Braves 0, Dodgers 0  Top 5, 0 OutsJul 8 11:18 PM