at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Thursday, March 1 Braves at the plate: Kelly Johnson contributed a first-inning leadoff single and a second-inning sacrifice fly that accounted for the game's first run. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a two-run sixth-inning single and Yunel Escobar enjoyed a three-hit performance. Dodgers at the plate: Matt Kemp's double highlighted a two-run fourth inning that included singles from Juan Pierre and Olmedo Saenz. Wilson Valdez's fifth-inning double provided the only other extra-base hit.
Up next: John Smoltz will make his first start on Friday at 1:05 p.m. ET, when the Braves host the Pirates at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Jason Schmidt will make his Dodgers debut in Friday's 1:05 p.m. game against the Nationals at Vero Beach.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.