Brandon Beachy and Dan Uggla Deliver In An 8-1 Atlanta Win Over Arizona

Uggla Smash!

Atlanta gave Wade Miley a rude welcome to the major leagues and beat Arizona 8-1 Saturday night. 

The Diamondbacks got the scoring going in the first inning against Brandon Beachy. Justin Upton singled with one out for Miguel Montero, who doubled to right field field. Montero's double scored Upton and gave Arizona an early 1-0 lead. 

Atlanta came right back with runs in the bottom of the first inning. With Chipper Jones on base after a fielders choice, Dan Uggla crushed his 28th home run of the season to left field to give the Braves a 2-1 lead.

The Braves increased their lead in the bottom of the second inning. Jose Constanza singled and advanced to second for Brandon Beachy. Beachy singled to left, scoring Constanza to make it a 3-1 lead. 

In the fifth inning, Atlanta added yet again to its lead. A Michael Bourn single and a walk to Martin Prado put runners on first and second for Chipper Jones, who singled into right field to score Bourn and up the Braves lead to 4-1. Freddie Freeman gave Atlanta another run with a sacrifice fly to open it up to a 5-1 game. 

Miley failed to record an out in the fifth inning, finishing with a line of 4 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, and 5 K. 

Michael Bourn made the defensive play of the game in top of the sixth inning with a leaping grab into the wall in center with two outs. 

Atlanta kept the scoring going in the bottom of the sixth inning, as Bourn singled to center with two outs. Martin Prado doubled to left field to score Bourn and make it a 6-1 lead. 

Beachy threw six strong innings,  giving up only four hits and the one run while walking one and striking out seven. 

Back-to-back home runs came in the seventh inning from Dan Uggla (his second of the game) and Freddie Freeman to cap off the scoring at 8-1.

George Sherrill, Cristhian Martinez, and Scott Linebrink combined to pitch the final three scoreless innings.

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