Brandon Phillips

Flowers' 2-run HR lifts Braves past Dodgers, 5-3

The Braves relied on their specialties — pinch-hit homers and last at-bat wins — against baseball's best team.

Tyler Flowers had a tiebreaking pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift Atlanta to a 5-3 win over Los Angeles on Wednesday night, ending the Dodgers' nine-game winning streak.

The Braves have hit six pinch-hit homers this season to share the major league lead with San Diego. Their 16 wins in their final at-bat lead the majors.

Cody Bellinger hit his 30th homer in the second inning to give the Dodgers a 1-0 lead. Danny Santana's two-run homer in the bottom of the second gave Atlanta the lead.

Flowers' first career pinch-hit homer off Pedro...

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