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WE WON THE TRADE!!!! [No, the OTHER one...]

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Okay, maybe or maybe not the other other one. But Zack Grienke and the Diamondbacks did beat Aaron Blair and the Braves at Turner Field this evening, ending the six-game losing streak with a relatively solid performance. With the help of some particularly poor Atlanta defense, Arizona tallied a single run in the second and two in the third to take the lead. Meanwhile, Greinke was mowing down the Braves' hitters, at one point striking out five in a row. He ended up going six innings, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk, with eight strikeouts. Chip Hale was clearly intent on the win, Tyler Clippard, Daniel Hudson and Brad Ziegler throwing the final three innings.

The seven runs scored were the most by the Diamondbacks in a while too. David Peralta led the hit parade with three, scoring twice, while Welington Castillo had a two-hit night, and Chris Owings reached base three times, on a hit and pair of walks (one intentional). Paul Goldschmidt and Jean Segura each had a hit and a walk, and Brandon Drury delivered his sixth home-run of the season, leaving him one behind Castillo for the team lead. Goldy was also credited with a stolen-base, managing to take the base despite being picked off [like I said "with the help of some particularly poor Atlanta defense"...] It's nice to be winning again, isn't it?