Atlanta 8, Arizona 1

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chris Guccione, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 23513

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Arizona 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
Atlanta 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 8 17 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Arizona 37-36 20-17 17-19 L1
Atlanta 39-34 16-17 23-17 W1


Braves 8, Diamondbacks 1: Tim Hudson threw eight sensational innings and Freddie Freeman posted three hits as Atlanta opened a 10-game homestand with a convincing victory.

Michael Bourn homered leading off the bottom of the first to set the tone offensively for the Braves, who pounded out 17 hits in snapping Arizona's four-game winning streak.

Hudson (6-3) won for the third time in his past four starts, and Atlanta gave him plenty of early support. Bourn’s seventh homer of the season in the first staked Hudson and the Braves to a 1-0 advantage.

Atlanta took control with a four-run second. Freeman’s double to left scored Chipper Jones. Andrelton Simmons brought home Freeman with a single, and Simmons scored on Jason Heyward’s sacrifice fly. Brian McCann scored Bourn with a single to center, putting the Braves ahead 5-0.

Hudson gave up a solo homer to Jason Kubel in the third, but little else. The Atlanta right-hander allowed seven hits with one walk and seven strikeouts, improving to 7-0 lifetime against Arizona.

Arizona starter Daniel Hudson (3-2) allowed seven hits and five runs in 1 2/3 innings before leaving with tightness in his right forearm. He is headed back to Phoenix to undergo an MRI exam on Wednesday.

Jones finished with three hits while Simmons, Bourn, McCann, Heyward and Martin Prado each collected two hits for Atlanta.

Arizona’s Miguel Montero went 2-for-3 for the Diamondbacks.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Daniel Hudson said his elbow has been sore in his last few starts and has been getting progressively worse. ... Heyward was moved to the second spot in the Atlanta lineup. He extending his hitting streak to 11 games. … Every Atlanta starter other than Dan Uggla recorded a hit. … Arizona SS Stephen Drew, out since last July with a broken right ankle, will be activated from the disabled list Wednesday. … The Diamondbacks will promote top pitching prospect Trevor Bauer to start Thursday’s game. ... The Braves had lost six of their past seven games at Turner Field.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Arizona   Atlanta
Daniel Hudson Player Tim Hudson
Loss W/L Win
1.2 IP 8.0
3 Strikeouts 7
7 Hits 7
27.00 ERA 1.12
Arizona   Atlanta
Aaron Hill Player Chipper Jones
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 4
.500 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Arizona 8 1 11 .242 15 8 1 1 0 0
Atlanta 17 1 23 .447 21 7 8 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Braves have a W/L % of .605 after a win and .457 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Diamondbacks have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .514 after a loss.
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