LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andrelton Simmons had two hits and scored the go-ahead run on Adam Liberatore’s wild pitch in the eighth inning, Cameron Maybin homered to continue his hot month and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 on Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
With the game tied 1-1, Simmons led off the eighth with a single against Chris Hatcher (1-4) and, after making his way to third base, came home when Liberatore uncorked a wild pitch over the head of catcher A.J. Ellis with two outs.
Maybin had two hits to raise his average to .306 in May and Nick Markakis added an RBI double in the eighth for the Braves (23-23). Juan Uribe went 0 for 3 with two strikeouts in his Atlanta debut.
Alex Wood (3-2) went seven innings for the win and Jason Grilli pitched around an Alex Guerrero homer in the ninth for his 14th save.