Despite being down 3-0 to a Cy Young Award candidate, the Braves were determined not to get swept.
The Braves mounted a comeback and thwarted the Dodgers' attempt at a sweep with a 4-3 victory.
Randall Delgado faced off against Clayton Kershaw and spotted the lefty an early lead. In the third inning following a pair of singles, Matt Kemp crushed a three-run homer off the Braves rookie making his third major-league start.
Now that Kershaw had a lead, he was near untouchable. He scattered five hits through the first six innings and appeared well on his way to a win, but the Braves found a way to spoil those plans.
In the seventh, Alex Gonzalez and Jack Wilson singled with one out for Jose Constanza. He hit a sure double play ball to Aaron Miles at third, but he threw the ball wide to second, allowing Gonzalez to score. Following a wild pitch, Brooks Conrad delivered a pinch-hit two-run single to tie the game.
Kershaw lasted seven innings and gave up three runs on eight hits; he struck out 10. Delgado allowed three runs on four hits, striking out four.
Eric O'Flaherty and Craig Kimbrel each tossed scoreless frames in the eighth and ninth. In the bottom of the ninth, Jose Constanza singled with one out off Blake Hawksworth. A wild pitch moved him to second and with two outs, Martin Prado hit a walk-off single to win the game.
Antoan Richardson made his major-league debut as a pinch-hitter in the fifth and earned his first major-league hit.