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Arizona Diamondbacks 2, Atlanta Braves 1

A moist pitching duel ended in the D-backs favor.

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Godley’s start wasn’t the best, as a trio of two-out singles in the first gave the Atlanta Braves an early lead. However, Godley settled down nicely thereafter, giving Arizona their first six-inning start in a while. That turned out to be the only run Zack allowed, on five hits and a walk, with seven strikeouts:. It was Godley’s second solid outing, and getting him back to good form would be a major shot in the arm for the second half of the season.

However, Anibal Sanchez was proving a difficult puzzle for the D-backs hitters to solve, keeping the visitors off the board through five, helped by some base-running blunders. Arizona eventually did something with a lead-off double, when Jon Jay’s bloop to left scored Alex Avila in the sixth. The following inning, Nick Ahmed drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single, and it was over to Yoshihisa Hirano, Archie Bradley and Brad Boxberger for the final three innings.

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