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National League Game Summary - Arizona at Atlanta



(Saturday, July 5)

Final Score: Atlanta 10, Arizona 4

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrelton Simmons went 2-for-5 with four RBI to lead an offensive barrage that carried the Atlanta Braves to a ninth consecutive win, a 10-4 shellacking of the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field.

The Braves pounded out 14 hits, including three from Christian Bethancourt, while receiving eight solid innings from Aaron Harang to extend their streak. Justin Upton added a two-run homer and finished 2-for-3 with three RBI, while Freddie Freeman collected two hits -- including an RBI triple -- and three runs scored.

"We've been swinging the bat pretty well," said Simmons. "We haven't hit a lot of home runs but we've scored a lot of runs. It's been a lot of hits, a lot of clutch hits."

Harang (8-6) overcame a rough first inning to hold Arizona to four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and win his third consecutive start.

Mike Bolsinger (1-5) lasted just 3 2/3 innings for the Diamondbacks, serving up 10 hits that led to seven runs -- five earned.

Miguel Montero ended 3-for-4 with an RBI to pace Arizona offensively, with Ender Inciarte belting a solo homer and Gerardo Parra going 2-for-3 with an RBI in defeat.

Harang was rocked for three runs on four hits during the opening frame but settled down thereafter, and the Braves put up single runs in both the first and third before breaking the game open in the fourth.

Tommy La Stella and Bethancourt began the outburst with consecutive singles and Harang put down a sac bunt prior to Arizona shortstop Didi Gregorius' wild throw on B.J. Upton's grounder, which brought in a run to knot the score at 3-3.

The tie didn't last long, as Simmons delivered a two-run double to left and scored on Freeman's triple down the right-field line. A sacrifice fly from Justin Upton capped the five-run inning and put Atlanta up 7-3.

Arizona got a run back when Inciarte led off the fifth with his first major league homer, but Justin Upton answered an inning later by hammering a Matt Stites fastball over the wall in right with Freeman aboard for a 9-4 lead.

"It was good for me that I got the home run, but you can enjoy it more when you win the game," Inciarte remarked.

The Braves reached double-digit runs in the seventh, with Simmons recording his fourth RBI of the day with a groundout that came after Atlanta loaded the bases on a walk to La Stella and singles by Bethancourt and B.J. Upton.

Harang's shaky beginning featured a double by Paul Goldschmidt that plated David Peralta for a quick 1-0 Arizona edge, with Montero following with an RBI single and moving to second on an error by Simmons. After a would-be inning- ending double play grounder off the bat from Aaron Hill was challenged and overturned, Parra laced a single to right to send home another run for a 3-0 advantage.

B.J. Upton started Atlanta's portion of the first with a deep triple, however, and crossed the plate on a Simmons single.

Three straight hits off Bolsinger in the third got the Braves within 3-2, with a Freeman double preceding singles by Justin Upton and Jason Heyward.

Game Notes

Six of the Braves' eight position players had multiple hits, with B.J. Upton going 2-for-5 to extend his career-best hitting streak to 11 games ... Atlanta's winning streak is its longest since a 12-game surge from July 29- Aug. 9 of last season ... Justin Upton's homer ended a five-game stretch by the Braves without one ... Reliever Eury De la Rosa, recalled by the Diamondbacks from Triple-A Reno following the team's trade of Joe Thatcher to the Angels on Saturday, pitched the final two innings and allowed a run on three hits.

07/05 20:14:21 ET

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Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
1st
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
Final
DET 15
BAL 2
 
Final
MIA 7
MIAFLA 1
 
Final
PHI 5
NYY 5
 
Final
BOS 2
NEASTERN 1
 
Final
TOR 7
PIT 8
 
Final
CIN 10
CLE 0
 
Final
OAK 9
SFG 4
 
Final
BOS 1
BOSTONCOLL 0
 
Final
ARI 4
ASU 0
 
Final
CLE 110
BOS 79
Final
CHA 104
LAL 103
Final
NYK 86
SAC 124
 
4th
ATL 98
HOU 96
 
4th
MEM 61
UTA 64
 
3rd
CHI 74
WAS 64
 
2nd
DEN 33
MIL 36
 
Final
UMO 70
AKR 63
 
Final
NAVY 56
ARMY 52
 
Final
BST 60
EMICH 67
 
Final
BUT 54
GEOR 60
 
Final
IND 63
IOWA 77
 
Final
FLGC 81
JVU 63
 
Final
USCU 90
KNST 54
 
Final
BGU 80
KSU 81
 
Final
NKENTUCKY 73
LIP 76
 
Final
HC 62
GHND 45
 
Final
RUTG 50
MD 60
 
Final
GT 49
UNC 81
 
Final
BUF 93
OHIO 66
 
Final
ALA 74
MISS 82
 
Final
DAY 75
RIU 59
 
Final
CMICH 85
TOL 77
 
Final
DET 77
YOUNG 67
 
Final
UNF 81
STET 67
 
2nd
ABCHRIST 79
HOUB 60
 
2nd
NDAK 78
NEOM 77
 
2nd
NILL 54
WMICH 56
 
2nd
ILLCH 52
WRST 55
 
1st
MIZZ 28
AUB 30
 
1st
UGA 20
KENT 21
 
1st
NW 25
MICH 31
 
1st
CLEM 21
NCSU 20
 
1st
UF 22
TEXAM 23
 
1st
KU 16
WVU 29
 
1st
CREI 16
VILL 12
 
Final
PHI 3
CAL 2
 
Final
NJD 3
NAS 1
3rd
CLB 3
WAS 5
 
3rd
TAM 3
BUF 0
 
3rd
FLA 2
TOR 2
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 2
OTT 2
 
2nd
DAL 0
NYI 1
 
1st Intermission
ARI 0
ANA 1
 
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