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Another excellent start from Zack Greinke was foiled by sputtering offense

MLB: Atlanta Braves at Arizona Diamondbacks Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Zack Greinke allowed one run over seven innings, but the Diamondbacks could only muster one run themselves, as the series was leveled at Chase Field tonight. The Braves scored the first tally of the game, Dansby Swanson coming home in the fourth inning. But Arizona tied things up in the sixth, as a David Peralta triple down the right-field line scored Ketel Marte. Greinke was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the seventh, after an excellent night’s work. He held the Braves to five hits and no walks, striking out seven. Yoan Lopez replaced him, and with two outs in the eighth, opted to challenge Ronald Acuna Jr. with a 97 mph fastball. That didn’t end well. As in an estimated 466-ft, off the batter’s eye.

As last night, Arizona entered the bottom of the ninth 2-1 down, but there were to be no heroics on this occasion. The D-backs went down 1-2-3, having had only four hits all night, two of them by Peralta. Jack will be along with the full recap in a bit