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Vazquez, Diaz lead Braves over Dodgers 8-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Javier Vazquez won his fifth straight decision with eight solid innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-2 on Sunday to take three of the four games in their weekend series.      

Vazquez (10-7) reached double digits in wins for the 10th consecutive season, handing the NL West-leading Dodgers their 10th loss in 15 games.

The Braves have won five of their last six, and are four games over .500 (58-54) for the first time since they were 5-1 on April 12.      

Vazquez allowed a run and five hits, struck out seven and walked two. The right-hander has a 2.49 ERA over his last six outings and has pitched at least seven innings in each of them.      

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