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October 7, 2013

Dodgers confident after routing Braves 13-6

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers clinched the NL West title on the road. They want to advance in the playoffs on their home turf and celebrate with their fans.

Los Angeles put itself in position to do just that on Monday night, taking a 2-1 lead over the Atlanta Braves into Game 4 of the National League division series.

"The good thing is that all of the hitters feel good about themselves and where they're at. That is a carry over," center fielder Skip Schumaker said. "Confidence is huge. Hitting is contagious and it's all about confidence."

Every starting position player except Mark Ellis had a hit in the Dodgers' 13-6 victory on Sunday night, and he scored one of their runs that tied a franchise record for a postseason game. Brooklyn beat the New York Yankees 13-8 in Game 2 of the 1956 World Series.

"We want to win it in front of our fans at home," Ellis said. "We want to end it."

The Dodgers will start Ricky Nolasco against veteran Freddy Garcia.

"I've got to face a powerful team, powerful lineup," Garcia said.

The Dodgers flexed their offensive muscle by pounding out 14 hits, with much of the production coming off the bats of their big-name talent.

Carl Crawford hit a three-run homer, Juan Uribe added a two-run shot, and Hanley Ramirez and Yasiel Puig each had three hits and scored three times.

Ramirez tied a Dodgers record for most extra-base hits in a postseason series with six. He's 7 for 13 with four doubles, a triple, a homer and the six RBIs through his first three playoff games in his ninth major league season.

"At the plate, right now I'm not thinking," Ramirez said. "I'm just looking at the ball and hit it, whatever the pitch is. It's an unbelievable feeling when it's just less thinking, just produce. Go out there and have fun and play hard."

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