Rocker mooned as Braves beat Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves won again, and visiting fans went after John Rocker again.

Kevin Millwood scattered five hits over seven innings, and light-hitting Quilvio Veras homered Monday night as the Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 for their franchise-record 14th straight victory.

Rocker, making his second road appearance since his season-opening, two-week suspension, was mooned by a fan who ran on the field with two outs in the ninth.

Rocker was booed loudly by the Dodger Stadium crowd of 28,790 upon entering the game with a 2-0 lead. Several objects were thrown on the field, prompting a warning from the stadium announcer.

With Kevin Elster batting and two outs, a fan bolted out of the right-field stands, ran toward the mound, turned around and dropped his shorts. The fan quickly was escorted off the field.

Elster singled to drive in Todd Hundley, the first run this year off Rocker, who had pitched eight scoreless innings. Rocker then struck out pinch-hitter Geronimo Berroa and was surrounded by security as he came off the field. Rocker flipped the ball to a fan in a Braves cap behind Atlanta's dugout.

The Braves, who haven't lost since April 15, broke the previous team standard of 13 consecutive wins, set in 1982 and equaled 10 years later. Three of the wins came against the Dodgers in Atlanta last week.

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