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Diamondbacks 1, Braves 3

Robbie Ray was Robbie Ray, but the offense seemed to be having a throw-back to 2004, rather than 2007.

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Robbie Ray worked five innings, and struck out his usual high numbers, fanning seven. But, equally as usual, he needed too many pitches to get there, though wasn’t receiving much help from the home-plate umpire. He walked four and took 108 pitches for his five innings. The Braves scored two off Ray in the third inning and that was all he allowed. Atlanta then added an unearned run following a Chris Owings error in the sixth, but this was a better outing for the bullpen. Silvino Bracho worked two innings, giving up the unearned run, followed by scoreless frames from Jake Barrett and Daniel Hudson.

The offense was literally non-existent through the first six innings, with the D-backs managing precisely no hits. That was finally broken up when Paul Goldschmidt singled to lead off the seventh inning, and this was followed by a walk, to put the tying run at the plate with no outs. Goldy finally came around to score on an Owings ground-out, breaking up the shutout too, but Jean Segura’s single in the eighth was the only other hit managed by the Diamondbacks. Segura also reached base on a walk.