Hill went seven shutout innings and struck out seven for his fourth win, pulling his record back to .500 on the season. He allowed just three hits and a walk, while also adding some production at the plate with his first RBI of the year. This was a welcoming sight for the Dodgers after Hill missed last month due to recurring blisters, which forced them to send him to the disabled list.
Machado was picked up last week during the All-Star festivities by Los Angeles, and homered in his seventh game with his new team. It was his 25th home run of the year overall, as he helped get his team out to a 6-0 lead against Sanchez. The veteran right-hander did not pitch pad and did last in to the seventh inning, but suffered his third loss of the year.
The Dodgers then pulled away against the Braves' bullpen, scoring three times in the seventh and twice in the eighth thanks to Atlanta's miscues. They finished with three errors in the loss, this after committing just 48 of them in 98 games this season, which was good for fourth fewest in the National League. These two teams will play three more times at SunTrust Park this weekend.