The early innings tonight were, frankly, a mess. A David Peralta error opened the door for the Braves to score twice in the first inning, but Atlanta immediately returned the favor, allowing A.J. Pollock to score without a hit. The D-backs then tied up the game in the second, on Clay Buchholz's first career extra-base hit, a double into the gap, which scored Steven Souza.
Both starting pitchers then settled in, though Buchholz had to work out of a jam in the sixth, after loading the bases with one out. He went six innings, allowing one earned run (plus one unearned) on five hits, with two walks and six strikeouts. T.J. McFarland finished the seventh, but Jake Diekman allowed a go-ahead homer with two outs in the Ieighth. The Diamondbacks responded, tying the score on Daniel Descalso's double with two out - only their third hit.
Both sides spurned chances in the ninth, so into extras we went. Another D-backs error allowed Atlanta to take the lead in the 10th, without hitting the ball out of the infield. They scored twice against Andrew Chafin, and Arizona came up just short, having the tying run thrown out at home. They drop 2.5 back of Colorado, who beat Los Angeles.