ATLANTA (Ticker) -- After lengthy droughts, the rain came and the
Los Angeles Dodgers
' bats awoke.
hit a two-run homer to highlight a four-run third inning as the Dodgers halted a season-high eight-game losing streak with a 7-4 victory over the
The inning started with a light drizzle as
had consecutive singles off
(3-5) to put runners on the corners.
bounced into a forceout to plate Bradley, ending the Dodgers' scoreless streak at 22 innings.
Grabowski hit his fourth home run to give Los Angeles a 3-0 lead and
followed a single by David Ross with a triple to cap the inning.
"I'm surprised the ball I hit got out," said Grabowski, who is 13-for-37 (.351) since
was placed on the disabled list on May 7.
"I didn't think that ball was gone and it went out," Wright said. "Shows how much I know."
(3-5) benefited from the outburst as he allowed three runs and six hits in seven-plus innings for his second win in three starts. He issued only one walk and had a season-high nine strikeouts.
"I knew Atlanta is a fastball-hitting team, so if I got ahead of them and stayed aggressive, I could strike them out with off-speed stuff," said Weaver, who improved to 2-0 with a 1.69 ERA lifetime at Turner Field.
Weaver benefited from getting ahead of the Braves batters, falling behind only nine of the 27 batters he faced.
"He was getting ahead of people," said Dodgers catcher David Ross. "When that happens, you put batters on the defensive a little bit. He just mixed everything well. He has four or five pitches and used all of them significantly today."
Bradley had two hits and scored twice for Los Angeles, which had managed more than four runs in only one of its previous nine games.
In an attempt to shake up the team, Dodgers manager
, who has seven homers and 18 RBI this season.
Paul Lo Duca
started at first in place of Green and
Cora hit his third homer of the season in the seventh to give the Dodgers a 6-0 advantage.
Wright was reached for five runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings as the Braves lost for the fourth time in six games. Wright fell to 0-3 with a 9.75 ERA in day games this season.
"You've got to play some games during the day," Wright said. "There's nothing you can do about it. I threw the ball bad today."
delivered a three-run homer in the seventh inning and
added a solo shot in the ninth for the Braves.