Atlanta 10, Arizona 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:40 PM
Location - Chase Field
Temperature - 91°
Umpires - Home Plate - Andy Fletcher, First Base - Rob Drake, Second Base - Joe West, Third Base - Manny Gonzalez,
Attendance - 18110

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Atlanta 2 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 10 16 1
Arizona 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 8-5 5-1 3-4 W3
Arizona 7-6 4-3 3-3 L3

Recap

Braves 10, Diamondbacks 2: Freddie Freeman hit two home runs and recorded five RBIs as visiting Atlanta opened a four-game set against Arizona with a victory.

The Braves won their third straight contest and have scored 24 runs on 32 hits in the last two outings.

Freeman, who was 3-for-5, opened the scoring with a two-run blast to left in the first inning and broke the game open with his second home run of the night, a two-run shot over the pool at Chase Field to build the lead to five runs in the top of the seventh.

Mike Minor (2-1) allowed just two runs on five hits, striking out five and retiring 12 straight batters between the fifth and eighth innings.

Jason Heyward went 2-for-5 and had a run-scoring double in the sixth. Juan Francisco followed with a broken-bat single up the middle that plated two runs.

Martin Prado socked a two-run double down the left-field line in the eighth, followed by an identical hit from Freeman to make it 10-2.

Arizona lost its third straight outing and has dropped four in a row to the Braves dating back to 2011.

Josh Collmenter (0-1) went 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and striking out four.

Collmenter's infield out in the third accounted for Arizona's first run and A.J. Pollock scored Henry Blanco on a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Diamondbacks RF Justin Upton (thumb) missed his third straight game. … Atlanta has hit 13 home runs in the last nine games. … Braves second baseman Dan Uggla went 3-for-5.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Atlanta   Arizona
Mike Minor Player Josh Collmenter
Win W/L Loss
8.0 IP 5.1
9 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 6
1.12 ERA 6.75
Hitting
Atlanta   Arizona
Freddie Freeman Player Henry Blanco
3 Hits 1
5 RBI 0
2 HR 0
10 TB 1
.600 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Atlanta 16 2 26 .381 18 5 10 3 1 1
Arizona 5 0 5 .167 9 10 2 2 2 0

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .400 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Arizona. The Braves have a W/L % of .857 after a win and .333 after a loss.