Chase Anderson (5-0) won for the fifth time in five major-league
starts, striking out eight while allowing two runs on five hits in
seven innings. Chris Owings drove in the go-ahead runs in the
seventh with a two-run single for the Diamondbacks, Peralta finished
with two hits and Brad Ziegler earned his first save.
Aaron Harang (4-5) gave up three runs on four hits with six walks in
six-plus innings. Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Ramiro Pena
homered for Atlanta, which lost for the fourth time in five games.
Freeman singled with two outs in the sixth and Upton ambushed
Anderson’s first pitch, lining his 14th homer of the season into the
Arizona bullpen to put Atlanta on top 2-0. Aaron Hill led off the
seventh with a single up the middle and Peralta crushed a Harang
breaking ball deep over the fence in center for his first
major-league homer to tie the game at two.
Owings singled home pinch-runners Ender Inciarte and Bronson Arroyo
with a base hit to left off David Hale to make it 4-2 Arizona later
in the frame, and Goldschmidt capped the uprising by crushing a long
homer to dead center to push the lead to 6-2. The Braves rallied in
the eighth on Freeman’s 10th homer of the year and Tommy La Stella’s
RBI single, and drew within 6-5 on Pena’s leadoff homer in the
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Peralta has hit safely in his first seven
major-league games, setting a new Arizona team record. … Harang did
not allow a hit until Peralta’s leadoff single in the fifth, and
worked out of major jams in the fourth and fifth to keep the
Diamondbacks scoreless. … Atlanta opens a four-game series at
Colorado on Monday, while the Diamondbacks host the Astros Monday in
a two-game set before the two teams play twice in Houston on
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