LOS ANGELES — Yasmani Grandal hit a three-run homer, Corey Seager added two more home runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 12-6 Sunday to complete a three-game sweep with their seventh win in a row at home.
Seager went 3 for 5, drove in four runs and scored twice two days after hitting three homers in Friday’s 4-2 win in the series opener. The 22-year-old rookie shortstop edged ahead of Adrian Gonzalez (.284) as the team’s top hitter with a .286 average.
Scott Kazmir (5-3) overcame a rocky first inning in which he gave up two runs before settling down and allowing three runs and seven hits in five-plus innings. He struck out five, walked one before leaving early because of cramping in his left quadriceps.
Matt Wisler (2-6) took the loss for the last-place Braves, who dropped their fourth in a row. He gave up eight runs and nine hits in four innings of his first start at Dodger Stadium. The right-hander struck out five and walked three. The Braves’ anemic offense has generated just 10 runs of support over Wisler’s last six starts in which he is 1-4.
Grandal broke the game open in the third with his three-run blast for a 7-2 lead after Joc Pederson’s RBI single.
Seager led off the fourth with a solo shot on Wisler’s first pitch to make it 8-2. In the fifth, he sliced a two-out, RBI single to shallow left, extending the Dodgers’ lead to 9-2.
Seager wasn’t done yet.
He slammed a two-run homer — his team-leading 14th — with two outs in the seventh to make it 12-3. It was Seager’s third multi-homer game of the season.
After Atlanta took a 2-0 lead in the first on a RBI double by Jeff Francoeur and a RBI single by Nick Markakis, the Dodgers tied the game 2-all in the bottom of the inning. Gonzalez had a RBI double and Howie Kendrick added a RBI single, both with two outs.
Hernandez put the Dodgers ahead for good in the second, homering for a 3-2 lead.
Braves defensive replacement Brandon Snyder hit a solo homer in the ninth.
Dodgers: OF Carl Crawford was designated for assignment after being frequently injured since being acquired in 2012. … OF Andre Ethier, on the DL with a broken right foot, is progressing, but he’s not ready for the team to decide on a rehab assignment.
Braves: RHP Williams Perez (2-1, 3.86 ERA) starts the opener of a three-game set at San Diego.
Dodgers: RHP Mike Bolsinger (1-2, 4.20) starts the opener of a three-game series against Colorado.