LOS ANGELES (AP) - Juan Uribe tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs, and Chris Capuano pitched out of trouble for seven innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night.
A.J. Ellis had a pair of RBI singles and Capuano (2-0) allowed a run, six hits and four walks while striking out five, helping the Dodgers improve to an NL-best 13-4. The left-hander needed 27 pitches to get out of the first inning unscathed, striking out Jason Heyward on a full count with the bases loaded.
Capuano escaped another jam in the fourth, retiring leadoff man Michael Bourn on a grounder with two runners in scoring position.
Uribe had an RBI single in the first and a two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth.
A rough start to the 2012 season continued for Jair Jurrjens (0-2). The Braves' right-hander gave up five earned runs on nine hits and left without recording an out in the fourth inning. His ERA now stands at 9.37 after giving up 30 hits and 17 runs in 16-plus innings in his first four starts.
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