6:07 PM ET, October 4, 2013
Turner Field, Atlanta, Georgia
ATLANTA -- Flashing plenty of fire and some nifty defense, the Atlanta Braves recaptured their Turner Field swagger.Now, they're headed to Dodger Stadium with the NL division series all tied up.Minor pitched six strong innings in his first postseason start, Jason Heyward had a two-run single and Atlanta made one slick play after another in the field, holding off Los Angeles 4-3 on Friday night to even the best-of-five series at one game apiece.
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Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel reacts after recording the final out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the National League divisional series.
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Rookie Julio Teheran (14-8) will start for the Braves in Game 3 against Hyun-Jin Ryu (14-8) of the Dodgers. ... Los Angeles used four pitchers in the seventh. Chris Withrow got two outs, Rodriguez and Ronald Belisario failed to get an out, before J.P. Howell retired Freeman with the bases loaded to end the inning. ... Atlanta snapped the Dodgers' seven-game winning streak in NLDS games dating to 2008.
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 04: Former Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox looks on from the dugout prior to Game Two of...(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
|1st||H Ramirez doubled to right, M Ellis scored.||1||0|
|2nd||A Simmons doubled to deep right, E Gattis scored.||1||1|
|4th||C Johnson singled to left, F Freeman scored.||1||2|
|7th||J Heyward singled to center, B Upton and C Johnson scored, R Johnson to second.||1||4|
|8th||H Ramirez homered to left (351 feet), M Ellis scored.||3||4|
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|Stadium||Turner Field, Atlanta, GA|
|Attendance||48,966 (99.2% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||80 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Bill Miller, Third Base - Tim Welke|
Hanley Ramirez in the 2nd player in MLB postseason history with at least 2 doubles and a home run in a game within his 1st 2 career postseason games. The other was Ron Cey in the 1974 NLCS for the Dodgers (also 2nd game of postseason career).
Jason Heyward's two-run single in the seventh accounted for the first postseason RBI in his career (this is his seventh postseason game).
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