ATLANTA — Tyler Flowers went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs, Mallex Smith had three RBIs and the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 on Tuesday night.
The Braves have won four straight after beginning the season 0-9.
Sloppy defense and a poor start by Alex Wood (1-2) doomed Los Angeles, which had three fielding errors, two hit batters, a wild pitch and a passed ball.
Williams Perez, starting on three days' rest, held the Dodgers hitless before Adrian Gonzalez singled with one out in the fourth, but Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez pulled him after the next batter, Yasiel Puig, singled hard to left.
Ryan Weber took Perez's place and struck out Howie Kendrick to end a threat with runners on third and first.
Weber (1-0) gave up three hits, one run and struck out four in 3 2/3 innings. He was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday.
Perez allowed two hits, three walks and struck out one in 3 1/3 innings. He started because Julio Teheran was sidelined with flu symptoms.
Wood, facing his former team for the first time since last summer's trade, gave up seven hits, three walks and six runs — three earned — in four innings.
The Braves went up 2-0 in the first on Jeff Francoeur's sacrifice fly and Flowers' single.
Atlanta took a 4-0 lead in the third. Adonis Garcia was hit by a pitch and scored on Flowers' single. Third baseman Justin Turner booted a grounder to load the bases, and Wood walked Smith for the second run.
The Braves made it 6-0 in the fourth. Shortstop Corey Seager misplayed Garcia's grounder, allowing Freddie Freeman to advance to third and score on Francoeur's single. After Yasmani Grandal's passed ball moved Garcia to third, he scored on Flowers' single.
Los Angeles cut the lead to 6-1 in the fifth on Seager's RBI groundout. Smith's two-run double made it 8-1 in the seventh.