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PIT@LAD: Capuano fans seven over 5 1/3 innings

The Braves and Dodgers start a three-game series Monday at Dodger Stadium, and both will be trying to bounce back from Sunday losses.

In the Dodgers' case, they'll look to put the 12-0 loss to the Astros in the finale of a six-game road trip in their rearview mirror as quickly as possible.

"[Going 4-2] would have made a nice trip for us, kind of take the momentum back," manager Don Mattingly said. "I don't think anything that happened today changes the way we're feeling."

Despite Sunday's pounding, the Dodgers are sitting atop the National League West with a 12-4 record.

"History tells us, obviously, you're not going to play this type of baseball all year long," Mattingly said. "It's kind of like storing nuts for the winter. Every win you can get now gives breathing room for whatever you have to do to protect guys [late in the season]."

The Braves had won five in a row and 10 of 11 before having their momentum interrupted by Sunday's 6-4 loss to Arizona.

In the 11 games prior to Sunday's loss, they had outscored their opponents, 77-40.

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he looks forward to playing a hot team like the Dodgers.

"I'm always afraid of the teams that are losing 100 games or don't have a winning record," Gonzalez said. "They don't have a lot to lose. I'm always [concerned] about them. I'd rather be facing a team that is 50-2 coming in."

Braves: Bourn on a hot streak
• With three hits on Sunday, Michael Bourn has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games.

• Braves starter Jair Jurrjens is 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA in six career starts against the Dodgers.

Dodgers: Kemp cools off
• Matt Kemp was hitless in three at-bats Sunday, dropping his average for the season to .450.

• Dodgers starter Chris Capuano is 4-3 with a 2.82 ERA in 10 career games, eight starts, against the Braves.

Worth noting
• The Braves have scored first in eight of their last 11 games. Comments