Braves 3, Diamondbacks 5

Norm Hall

The Diamondbacks figured out how to somewhat neutralize Justin Upton: just walk him. Though he was on base three of his five plate appearances, he only scored once and didn't drive in any. Arizona's offense scored five runs in support of Ian Kennedy, who struggled with his command but earned the win.

It was a #GoldschmidtDoubles kind of afternoon at Chase Field. He doubled in the first inning and scored on an Eric Chavez single to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. But the Braves tied it up when Ian Kennedy struggled with his command in the third inning. He walked Justin Upton to load the bases, then walked Freddie Freeman to bring in the tying run.

After a solid start, Kennedy would only go five innings, walking three but striking out seven Braves. Arizona gave Ian the win by scoring four runs in the fifth inning off of Tim Hudson. Didi Gregorius drove in one, Chavez two, and Cody Ross another. The Diamondbacks scored more runs in that inning than they did the previous two games against Atlanta.

The Diamondbacks bullpen did its job: Matt Reynolds, Brad Ziegler, David Hernandez, and Heath Bell for four lockdown innings. Arizona takes two of three from the Braves.

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