Ari 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
Atl 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Date of game: 7/6/2014

Recap: Atlanta vs. Arizona

Atlanta, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul Goldschmidt's two-run homer helped the Arizona Diamondbacks avoid being swept with a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves in the finale of a three-game series on Sunday.

Nick Evans had an RBI double and Martin Prado scored for the Diamondbacks, who finished 4-5 on a nine-game road trip.

Starter Wade Miley (4-6) surrendered just one run on five hits and a walk with eight strikeouts across 6 2/3 strong innings to earn his first win since May 10 against the White Sox.

Chris Johnson brought in the Braves' lone run with a single while Andrelton Simmons and Tommy La Stella each supplied two hits for Atlanta, which saw its nine-game winning streak come to an end.

Alex Wood (6-7) was tagged with the loss after giving up two runs on just three hits and three walks across seven frames.

Arizona opened the scoring in the third. Miley worked a leadoff walk and Goldschmidt crushed a fastball off the left-field pole with two outs for a 2-0 lead.

"I wasn't sure. I knew it probably had the distance, but it started fair and kept going," Goldschmidt said on his home run. "I saw it hit the pole and come down. I was pretty happy."

Justin Upton walked to open the fourth for Atlanta, went to second on a ground out and hustled home on Johnson's single up the middle, cutting the deficit in half.

Atlanta stranded runners in scoring position in the seventh and eighth. Miley's outing ended after giving up a two-out single to Christian Bethancourt and Evan Marshall walked Dan Uggla, but recovered to strike out B.J. Upton and keep the lead intact.

In the eighth, Simmons led off with a base hit up the middle off Brad Ziegler and Justin Upton took a one-out walk. The two runners moved up on Jason Heyward's groundout, but Johnson struck out for the third out.

"Home runs are going to come when they want to come, you can't rely on them too much," said Simmons on the team's lack of production with runners in scoring position.

The Diamondbacks tacked on a run in the ninth. Prado drove a one-out single into left and stole second on David Peralta's strikeout. Evans then greeted Luis Avilan with a pinch-hit RBI double to right.

Addison Reed worked around a leadoff single to record his 20th save of the season.

Game Notes

B.J. Upton's career-high 11-game hitting streak came to an end ... Prior to the game, Arizona acquired pitcher Vidal Nuno from the New York Yankees in exchange for pitcher Brandon McCarthy and cash considerations ... The Diamondbacks and Braves split the season series 3-3 ... Atlanta was 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

NASCAR News
The Inside Line: Newman a big surprise in the Chase

Ryan Newman is making a Cinderella run in this year's Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, hoping to become one of the four drivers contending for the title in the Nov. 16 season finale at Homestead.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.