Dodgers vs. Braves score: Atlanta takes 2-1 lead

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Chris Johnson plated Freddie Freeman to put the Braves in front 2-1.

Atlanta has taken a 2-1 lead in Game 2 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. Freddie Freeman led off with a double to deep right field, and Chris Johnson singled him in with two outs.

Until Johnson's RBI single, it appeared that Zack Greinke and Mike Minor had settled down after they each allowed an early run. The Dodgers managed only a single in each of the third and fourth innings; Carl Crawford was eliminated by a double play in the third and Adrian Gonzalez was stranded on base in the fourth. Minor is still going strong, and Greinke is doing a good job of keeping his team in the game by minimizing Atlanta's rallies.

Interestingly, both pitchers are relying heavily on their defenses -- they have recorded only three strikeouts combined. Greinke struck out 7.5 batters per nine innings during the regular season, and Minor fanned 8 per nine.

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