Diamondbacks 2, Braves 5

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The Braves scored four runs in the first two innings, and behind a solid performance from Ervin Santana, they never looked back to win this Independence Day special.

Atlanta put on an offensive clinic in the first inning. B.J. Upton singled, stole second, and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt from Andrelton Simmons. Freddie Freeman then stepped up and delivered a single to bring Upton home from third to give the Braves the early lead. Later in the same inning, after a Justin Upton double, Jason Heyward hit a groundout to the right side of the infield to score Freeman from third. Just how you draw it up if you're a manager.

The Diamondbacks added one of their own in the second when Martin Prado scored on a wild pitch from Ervin Santana.

The Braves answered the bell with two more in the second on a Simmons RBI single, and a questionable ball four call for a bases-loaded walk to Justin Upton. They tacked one more on in the seventh on yet another RBI off the bat of Freeman, who absolutely kills the D-backs.

Arizona was able to add a run in the eighth when DiDi Gregorious scored after a throwing error from Simmons on what would've been an inning ending double play. But the ninth came around and that meant Craig Kimbrell time; and the D-backs dropped the first game of the series.

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