The Dodgers took a commanding 1-0 series lead in the best of five series.
The Dodgers look to end their championship drought, a burden that has been hanging over the organization since 1988.
They silence the loud Braves crowd in the second inning, when Skip Schumaker hit a sacrifice fly that scored Yasiel Puig for the 1-0 lead. Later in the inning, AJ Ellis doubled to left field which scored Juan Uribe for the 2-0 lead over Atlanta.
The Dodgers were far from done, with Carl Crawford on base, Adrian Gonzalez connected on two run homer off Braves starter Kris Medlen deep to center, that extended the lead to 4-0.
"When you have an opposing pitcher on the mound who is as good as Kershaw, there's not a lot of room for error. I had a lot of errors tonight," said Braves starter Kris Medlen.
Kershaw allowed a Chris Johnson run with two out s in the fourth inning that got the Braves on the board as they trailed 5-1.
Hanley Ramirez stepped up with RBI double that scored Mark Ellis for the 6-1 lead which completely took the enthusiastic crowd out of the game. It also soured any hopes for a Braves comeback.
At time Kershaw did struggle with the fastball, however still had control on the mound with 12 strikeouts on seven innings pitched for the win.
"Strikeouts just kind of happen," Kershaw said. "It's not something I'm trying to do. I'm just trying to get outs as fast as possible."
"He's the best pitcher in baseball," Adrian Gonzalez said, "and he showed it tonight."
Without the hitting of Matt Kemp who is sidelined with an severe ankle injury, and Andre Ethier also limited with an injury, the Dodgers showed no signs of struggling with scoring runs.
The Braves defense was horrible to say the least and no one stepped up to stop the bleeding at Turner Field. Brian McCann, Jason Heyward, B..J Upton were all ineffective against Los Angeles.
"It just got away from us," Braves catcher McCann said.
The Dodgers look for another win on Friday night with Zack Greinke on mound against the Braves Mike Minor.