Braves Beat Dodgers for 3rd Straight Win

James returns from minors to pick up his first victory
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 19, 2008 7:26 PM CDT
Los Angeles Dodger manager Joe Torre looks on from the dugout during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta, Saturday, April 19, 2008. Atlanta won 4-1.    (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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(Newser) – Chuck James did a good impression of Tom Glavine. Just hours after coming back from the minors, James allowed one run in five innings and the Atlanta bullpen shut down the Dodgers, leading the Braves past Los Angeles 4-1 today for their third straight victory. Mark Teixeira's two-run single highlighted a four-run fifth that accounted for all the Atlanta scoring and handed James (1-1) the win.

James was recalled from Triple-A Richmond on Friday night after Glavine went on the disabled list for the first time in his 22-year career. James caught a 6 a.m. flight from Richmond and landed about eight hours before his first pitch. Andruw Jones, the longtime Braves center fielder now playing for the Dodgers, showed signs of breaking out of his slump with a home run.