Dodgers try to stay on winning streak against Braves

( - The Los Angeles Dodgers have been dominant at home this season with a 20-6 record and will try to stay on track Tuesday in the second installment of a three-game series versus the Atlanta Braves.

The Dodgers are 11-0-1 in their last 12 series at home and kicked off this set with a 6-3 win on Memorial Day.

Alex Guerrero hit a two-run homer and both Andre Ethier and Jimmy Rollins added solo shots during a big eighth inning. Young star Joc Pederson had three hits and an RBI for the Dodgers, who lead the NL West by two games ahead of the San Francisco Giants.

"It was good to hit a few (home runs) tonight," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.

Brett Anderson threw seven innings of two-run ball for the no-decision and Kenley Jansen posted his fourth save. Adam Liberatore got the win with a scoreless eighth inning.

Adrian Gonzalez had an RBI and is one short of 1,000 in his career.

Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner and league MVP Clayton Kershaw gets the start for Los Angeles Tuesday and is 2-3 with a 4.32 earned run average through nine starts. Kershaw lost the last time out in Thursday's 4-0 defeat at San Francisco and gave up all four runs in 7 1/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two batters.

Kershaw has struck out at least five batters in every start and will face Atlanta for the sixth time in his career. The lefty is 1-0 with a 2.11 ERA against the Braves and 3-1 in this series at Dodger Stadium.

The Braves had won seven of nine games prior to Monday's loss in the first leg of a 10-game western road trip.

Nick Masset served up all three home runs in the eighth inning.

"I feel like I let my team down," said Masset. "There's nothing worse than going out there and blowing a lead."

Atlanta starter Williams Perez was impressive with six innings of one-run ball, seven strikeouts and one walk. Freddie Freeman and Pedro Ciriaco finished with two hits and an RBI apiece in a losing cause.

Atlanta, which went 4-2 on its recent homestand, will visit the Giants and Arizona Diamondbacks on this trip.

Julio Teheran draws the start for Atlanta Tuesday and has a 4-1 mark with a 3.91 earned run average in nine starts. Teheran threw seven innings of one-run ball in Thursday's 10-1 pounding of Milwaukee and struck out a season-high eight batters.

Teheran has given up two earned runs in his previous two starts and is winless (0-2) in both of his career appearances against Los Angeles.

Los Angeles has won nine of the last 10 meetings with Atlanta and the two clubs will square off for three games at Turner Field in late July.