Chris Young's Ninth-Inning Homer Sinks Braves In 3-2 Loss

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 28: Chris Young #24 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates his solo homer in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on June 28, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Well, it was bound to happen eventually. After being basically un-hittable since early May, Craig Kimbrel allowed a ninth-inning homer to Chris Young that gave Arizona a 3-2 win over Atlanta.

It is the first home run allowed by Kimbrel this season, and his first run given up since May 4th.

Arizona threatened to open the scoring in the top of the second inning, as it had runners on first and third against Jurrjens with one out. Aaron Hill then popped out to right field, and Jason Heyward made the catch and then launched a perfect throw home to nail Jason Kubel at the plate.

Atlanta finally got on the board in the bottom of the third, as Martin Prado walked with two outs and scored on a Brian McCann double off the right field wall. Prado's run gave the Braves a 1-0 lead.

The Braves added another run in the fourth off rookie Trevor Bauer. Andrelton Simmons started the frame with a double, and moved up to third on a sacrifice bunt from Jurrjens. Michael Bourn brought him in with a sacrifice fly to center, making it a 2-0 game.

Bauer was pinch hit for in the fifth, finishing his debut with a line of 4 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 3 K.

The Diamondbacks tied things up in the sixth, and ended the day of Jurrjens in the process. Willie Bloomquist led off with a single, and moved up to second on a groundout. Jurrjens then walked Justin Upton to put runners on first and second for Kubel, who doubled to right field. Kubel's double brought in both runners, tying the game at two.

Jurrjens left two batters later, and Chad Durbin escaped the frame with no more damage done. Jurrjens final line was 5.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 0 K.

Things stayed scoreless until the ninth inning and Young's homer that gave Arizona the lead. J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless bottom of the ninth to record his 14th save of the year.

The Braves had plenty of runners on, but went 0-8 with runners in scoring position.

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