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Braves pound Diamondbacks

Apr 21, 2012 - 6:19 AM Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Freddie Freeman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI and Brian McCann added a two-run homer, as the Braves pounded the Diamondbacks, 9-1, in the second meeting of a four-game set.

Michael Bourn chipped in with two hits, a steal, a run scored and an RBI for the Braves, who have won four straight and nine of 10, including a 10-2 blowout in the opener of this series.

Brandon Beachy (2-1) continued his strong start to the season, allowing just four hits and one walk in 7 1/3 scoreless frames to earn the win. His ERA stands at 0.47.

"[The offense is] unbelievable, it's a luxury that, I mean, if they continue to hit near this well, we're going to do great things this year," Beachy said.

Arizona's Trevor Cahill (1-1) was tagged for seven runs -- four earned -- on seven hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings. The Diamondbacks have dropped four in a row, the last three without sluggers Chris Young (shoulder) and Justin Upton (thumb).

"I was feeling pretty comfortable out there, it's just one of those things, like you make a bad pitch here or there, and they have a really good lineup and they're swinging the bats hot, so they'll make you pay every time," Cahill said.

Atlanta led 3-0 thanks to Freeman's RBI double in the third and McCann's two- run shot to right in the fifth -- then erupted for four more runs in the sixth.

Chipper Jones scored the inning's first run on Beachy's squeeze bunt, and Bourn followed with a run-scoring double to left. Beachy raced home on Martin Prado's sacrifice fly, and Freeman brought in Bourn with an opposite-field double into the left-field corner.

Beachy faced one over the minimum before the eighth, then was pulled with two on and one out. The Diamondbacks later loaded the bases, but Chad Durbin struck out A.J. Pollock to keep the hosts off the scoreboard.

The Braves pushed two more across in the ninth on Dan Uggla's RBI single and Jason Heyward's bases-loaded walk.

Aaron Hill scored on Paul Goldschmidt's fielder's choice groundout in the bottom half to spoil Atlanta's shutout bid.

Game Notes

Freeman has gone 10-for-17 with five doubles, three home runs and 12 RBI in his last four games...Beachy has allowed five runs -- only one earned -- over 19 1/3 innings this season...Arizona has lost four straight at home for the first time since September 2010...The Braves have won five straight meetings against the Diamondbacks...Jones went 2-for-5 one day after sitting out because fluid formed in his surgically repaired left knee.








  • ATLANTA: 9
    ARIZONA: 1
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    Apr 21 12:32 AM


  • Paul Goldschmidt grounded into a fielder's choice, third to second. Aaron Hill scored. Jason Kubel out at second. Runner on first with two outs and Gerardo Parra due up.

    Braves 9, Diamondbacks 1  Bot 9, 2 OutsApr 21 12:31 AM


  • Jason Heyward's walk scored Brian McCann with none out. Bases loaded and Tyler Pastornicky due up.

    Braves 9, Diamondbacks 0  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 21 12:17 AM
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  • Dan Uggla single to right center scored Freddie Freeman with none out. On the play, Brian McCann advances to second. Runners on first and second and Chipper Jones due up.

    Braves 8, Diamondbacks 0  Top 9, 0 OutsApr 21 12:14 AM
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    Braves 7, Diamondbacks 0  Top 7, 2 OutsApr 20 11:36 PM


  • Freddie Freeman double to left scored Michael Bourn with two out. Runner on second and Brian McCann due up.

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    Braves 7, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 20 11:22 PM


  • Martin Prado sacrifice fly out to center scored Brandon Beachy with two out. Runner on second and Freddie Freeman due up.

    Braves 6, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 2 OutsApr 20 11:17 PM


  • Michael Bourn double to left scored Tyler Pastornicky with one out. On the play, Brandon Beachy advances to third. Runners on second and third and Martin Prado due up.

    Braves 5, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 1 OutApr 20 11:13 PM


  • Brandon Beachy's bunt fielder's choice to first scored Chipper Jones with one out. On the play, Tyler Pastornicky advances to second. Runners on first and second and Michael Bourn due up.

    Braves 4, Diamondbacks 0  Top 6, 1 OutApr 20 11:12 PM


  • Brian McCann two-out, two-run Home Run (3) to right scored Freddie Freeman. Dan Uggla due up.

    Braves 3, Diamondbacks 0  Top 5, 2 OutsApr 20 10:53 PM
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    Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0  Top 5, 2 OutsApr 20 10:48 PM


  • Brian McCann grounded out to first. On the play, Freddie Freeman advances to third. Runner on third with two outs and Dan Uggla due up.

    Braves 1, Diamondbacks 0  Top 3, 2 OutsApr 20 10:20 PM


  • ATLANTA: 0
    ARIZONA: 0
    Top 1, 0 Outs

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