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Smoltz soaked in LA
Dodgers 5, Braves 4
John Smoltz allowed nine hits and walked two in five innings. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
John Smoltz's opening-game struggles continued, as the righty allowed five runs, four coming in the first inning. Other than Brian McCann's solo home run in the second, the Braves were shut down until Adam LaRoche capped a three-run rally with a two-run homer in the eighth inning.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 04, 2006
SF
SD
PPD
ATL
Atlanta
LA Dodgers 5, Atlanta 4   LAD
LA Dodgers
April 4, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Atlanta
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0   4 9 0
LA Dodgers
4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 X   5 10 1
Standings thru 4/4/06  |  Recap: ATL | LAD  |  Gameday  |  Braves stats  |  Dodgers stats
AtlantaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Giles, 2B5010031.375
Renteria, SS4010002.333
Jones, C, 3B3010000.333
Diaz, RF11100001.000
Jones, A, CF4111022.375
LaRoche, 1B4112032.222
Francoeur, RF3000010.000
James, P0000000.000
a-Jordan, PH1000010.000
Cormier, P0000000.000
McCann, C4111001.250
Langerhans, LF4010021.250
Smoltz, P2000012.000
Betemit, 3B2010000.500
Totals3749401311 

a-Struck out for James in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Giles (1, Penny), Diaz (1, Seo), Jones, A (1, Seo).
HR: McCann (1, 2nd inning off Penny, 0 on, 1 out), LaRoche (2, 8th inning off Seo, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Giles 2; Renteria; Jones, C; Diaz 2; Jones, A 2; LaRoche 4; McCann 4; Langerhans; Betemit.
RBI: McCann (1), Jones, A (5), LaRoche 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Jones, A; LaRoche 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: LaRoche; Renteria 2; Smoltz.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Giles-Renteria-LaRoche, Giles-LaRoche).

 
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Furcal, SS5000004.300
Cruz, LF3110112.556
Drew, RF4222001.400
Kent, 2B4120011.500
Loney, 1B3110111.333
Mueller, 3B3012000.429
Repko, CF3031100.625
Navarro, C2000214.000
Penny, P2000000.000
Seo, P1000012.000
a-Ledee, PH1000002.000
Baez, P0000000.000
Totals3151055517 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Seo in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cruz (2, Smoltz), Repko (2, Cormier).
HR: Drew (1, 1st inning off Smoltz, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Cruz 2; Drew 5; Kent 2; Loney; Mueller; Repko 4.
RBI: Drew 2 (4), Mueller 2 (3), Repko (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro; Drew; Cruz; Furcal.
SF: Mueller.
GIDP: Navarro; Loney.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Mueller (1, fielding).

 
AtlantaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Smoltz (L, 0-1)5.09552319.00
James 2.00002200.00
Cormier 1.01001000.00
 
LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Penny (W, 1-0)5.05110811.80
Seo 3.03330419.00
Baez (S, 1)1.01000100.00

Pitches-strikes: Smoltz 87-58, James 42-24, Cormier 25-11, Penny 92-62, Seo 49-31, Baez 17-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Smoltz 8-4, James 0-4, Cormier 1-2, Penny 4-3, Seo 3-2, Baez 0-2.
Batters faced: Smoltz 24, James 8, Cormier 5, Penny 21, Seo 12, Baez 4.
Umpires: HP: Tom Hallion. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Joe West.
Weather: 59 degrees, rain.
Wind: 5 mph, Varies.
T: 2:46 (:25 delay).
Att: 36,249.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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