LOS ANGELES — After four long months, the Dodgers are back in first place in the National League West.
The Dodgers pieced together a rally in the eighth to come from behind against the Braves and secure a series sweep in the 4-3 win on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.
Despite getting an early lead with Max Scherzer on the mound as he tossed six scoreless innings, the Dodgers needed to push across against Atlanta’s bullpen after Brusdar Graterol surrendered a two-run homer in the seventh.
The moment that thrust Los Angeles back into first place came with AJ Pollock at the plate and Justin Turner on second base. Pollock singled through the hole at shortstop and Turner sped around the bases, sliding head first into home.