LOS ANGELES (AP) -- John Rocker was a man of few words, again. The grin he wore spoke volumes.
Rocker finally allowed a run Monday night -- moments after being mooned by a fan on the field -- as the Atlanta Braves beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 for their franchise-record 14th straight victory.
''He got mooned. Let's hope that's as bad as it gets,'' Braves manager Bobby Cox said. ''I think everybody's laughing a little bit, (but) it's not good.''
Making his second road appearance since his season-opening, two-week suspension, Rocker earned his sixth save in as many opportunities. But that wasn't the main topic of conversation afterward.
''I thought it was one of the funniest things I've seen in my life,'' third baseman Chipper Jones said of the fan's actions. ''I think we all were, I think John was, too.''
Rocker was smiling as he rushed into the trainer's room after the game.
''Sorry, no,'' he said when asked for comment.
Rocker was booed loudly by the Dodger Stadium crowd of 28,790 upon entering the game at the start of the ninth with the Braves leading 2-0. Several objects were thrown on the field, prompting a warning from the stadium announcer.
''It takes a pretty big coward to throw something at a player,'' said winning pitcher Kevin Millwood, who scattered five hits in seven scoreless innings.
Kevin Elster was the batter with a 1-1 count, two outs and Todd Hundley on base when the fan bolted out of the right-field stands and stopped, facing Rocker, between first and second base in shallow right field.
Then, he turned around and dropped his shorts as security closed in. Seconds later, the fan was escorted off the field.
''The John of old probably would have said something to the crowd, reacted,'' Jones said. ''He's concentrating on his job. That's probably one of the biggest differences since he came back.''
Millwood smiled when asked his reaction to the wayward fan, saying, ''I was inside, I didn't see it, I was icing. I ran out and saw the guy being dragged off.''
Elster singled to drive in 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.
''It was good comic relief, but nothing shocks me anymore,'' Elster said. ''I saw a lot of it in New York (while playing for the Mets), I'll tell you that.''
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.
''I honest to God have hardly given that any thought at all,'' Cox said of the streak. ''It's nice, it's a record, it's something to be proud of. It's hard to do.''
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