Schmidt, Dodgers blank Braves 5-0

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jason Schmidt gave up one hit in his longest
start in more than two years, Andre Ethier hit a homer and drove in
four runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0
on Friday night.

Schmidt, Ramon Troncoso, George Sherrill and James McDonald
combined on a three-hitter. McDonald retired the final six batters.

Ethier hit a three-run homer in the fifth off Tommy Hanson (5-2)
and added a run-scoring double in the ninth.

Schmidt (2-1) walked five and struck out three in six innings,
his longest start since going six innings for the Dodgers at San
Diego on June 5, 2007. The right-hander made his third start of the
season after missing 2008 following surgery on his right shoulder.