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Matt Wisler struggles as Braves fall to Dodgers 12-6

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Corey Seager's big day at the plate was too much for the Matt Wisler and the Braves who suffer their fourth straight loss.

Atlanta Braves v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images

Matt Wisler struggled from the outset and the Atlanta Braves dropped their fourth straight game with a 12-6 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Things started well enough for Atlanta who plated the first two runs of the game on run scoring hits from Jeff Francoeur and Nick Markakis in the first inning. The good feelings didn't last long however, as the Dodgers quickly tied the game against Wisler on an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez and an RBI single by Howie Kendrick.

Wisler's struggles were just beginning as the Dodgers would score at least one run in each of the first five innings with the big blow coming in the third on a three-run home run by Yasmani Grandal to extend the lead to 7-2. Corey Seager led off the fourth with his first of two homers on the day to extend the lead to 8-2.

It was a forgettable afternoon for Wisler who never had it as he allowed nine hits, including three homers, and eight runs over four innings of work.

Seager hit his fifth homer of the series in the seventh off of Alexi Ogando and finished 3 for 5 with four RBIs. Howie Kendrick, Kiki Hernandez and starting pitcher Scott Kazmir all finished with two hits each. Kazmir picked up the win after allowing seven hits and three runs through five innings before leaving the game due to cramping in his left quad.

Markakis had a nice day at the plate for Atlanta with three hits and a pair of RBIs. Francoeur, Adonis Garcia and A.J. Pierzynski each finished with two hits. Brandon Snyder hit his first home run of the season in the ninth.

Atlanta continues their west coast trip on Monday when they open a three-game set against the San Diego Padres. Williams Perez will get the start for Atlanta and will be opposed by Christian Friedrich.