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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.

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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.