Braves 10, Diamondbacks 1

Norm Hall

The Return of Justin Upton was exactly what many had expected: cheers before his first at-bat, followed by unhappiness as he went 4-for-5 with a home run. Fellow former Diamondback Chris Johnson also homered.

The Diamondbacks actually scored first on a Paul Goldschmidt solo home run in the first inning. Goldschmidt was the only reason that Arizona remains the only team who has not been shut out the season. The rest of the game was ugly.

Wade Miley had kept the Atlanta Braves off the board until the fifth inning, when the wheels came off the wagon. The inning opened with an error, followed by a walk, followed by a wild pitch, followed by a sacrifice fly, followed by a home run.

The score was 3-1 after that, but Miley went out for the sixth inning and then even the spare wheels followed the normal wheels and rolled out of reach from the wagon. He hit B.J. Upton, and Justin Upton took that personally and hammered a home run to the center field bleachers.

Overall, Miley allowed seven runs in just five-plus innings. The Diamondbacks offense got eight hits off of Atlanta starter Mike Minor, but couldn't string enough together to get anybody in. Arizona drops the opening game of this three-game series.

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