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Braves take opener with Diamondbacks, 3-2

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Behind another solid outing from Julio Teheran, Atlanta was able to win the first of a three-game series at Turner Field .

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The Braves took the first game of a three-game series against the Diamondbacks 3-2, after a third straight solid outing from Julio Teheran. It should have been obvious that it was going to be a good night from the top of the first inning, when A.J. Pierzynski threw out Ender Inciarte to complete a strike em' out, throw em' out double play to end the first.

For reference, Pierzynski isn't exactly stellar when it comes to throwing out baserunners.

Either way, it was a great start to the game for Teheran, who worked through six innings while holding Arizona to just one run (a Paul Goldschmidt RBI double in the sixth) and three hits. What's even more encouraging -- at least in my opinion -- is the fact that Teheran threw 64 percent of his pitches for strikes (65-of-102) and struck out seven batters, while walking just two.

On the offensive end, Jace Peterson and Cameron Maybin got things going for Atlanta in the bottom of the third inning with back-to-back triples to give the Braves a 2-0 lead they would never give up.

The bullpen bent in the eighth inning with David Aardsma on the mound, but didn't break this time, allowing just one run to help Teheran hang onto his win and improve to 8-6 on the season.


Source: FanGraphs