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Friday: Braves 8, Dodgers 7 (recap, boxscore) The ESPN pages say the final score was 7-5 at the top, but if you scroll down, you'll see that the Braves scored 8 runs. Jarrod Saltalamacchia showed why he is the Braves #1 prospect by hitting a game-ending 3-run homer in the bottom of the ninth, and apparently someone at ESPN had already uploaded a 7-5 final score. Matt Diaz and Jonathan Schuerholz also hit home runs, and the Braves scattered 12 hits throughout the lineup. For the third time in only three games, the opposition jumped out to an early lead against the Braves starter, scoring four runs in the first off John Thomson on four hits and two walks. He gave up two more hits but no runs in the second inning. All three of the Dodgers' remaining runs were scored off Mike Remlinger in the fifth. Wes Obermueller, Brad Baker, Chuck James, R Basner, and Anthony Lerew combined for 6 1/3 scoreless innings, scattering seven hits and four walks. Obermueller and Lerew each recorded a strikeout, the only two by Braves pitchers on the day. Saturday: Braves 10, Astros 6 (recap, boxscore) The Braves won the old-fashioned way Saturday, pouring out fourteen hits -- 10 singles and four doubles -- mostly in the fourth in sixth innings. Martin Prado had a bases-loaded double in the sixth, and James Jurries had three hits, including two of the doubles, to lead the offensive highlights. Tim Hudson allowed five hits, one walk, and one run in two innings, but three of the hits were infield singles; Hudson was much more impressive than the boxscore indicates. Travis Smith allowed three runs on five hits in the fifth but still earned the win, and non-roster invitee Paul Bush pitched well in the eighth and ninth, allowing two walks and hitting one batter while striking out three to earn the save. The Braves committed two infield errors (Tony Peña Jr and Jonathan Schuerholz) Saturday, but no errors on Friday.

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