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Braves Defeat D-backs 6-4 As Offense Continues To Roll

The Atlanta Braves have found that their new and improved lineup is working, cranking out six runs on Wednesday after scoring eight on Tuesday. The club used a couple of bloops and two blasts from Jason Heyward and Chipper Jones on their way to a 6-4 win to clinch a series victory. They'll go for the sweep on Thursday night.

Jason Heyward continued to hurt baseballs in the first inning with a no-doubt solo shot to right-center field, an estimated homer of 420 feet. The Braves scratched across three runs in the fifth, scoring on a throwing error from Trevor Cahill to bring a run home. Michael Bourn and Martin Prado both hit sacrifice flies to bring home a runner, making the score 4-0 after five innings.

Chipper Jones belted his sixth home run of the season over the center field wall in the sixth, giving Atlanta a 6-0 lead.

The Diamondbacks made things interesting in the seventh. Ryan Roberts hit a three-run homer off Tommy Hanson to cut the deficit in half, which ended Hanson's night. Jonny Venters entered from the bullpen and surrendered a solo home run to Chris Young to make the score 6-4.

Fortunately for the Braves their bullpen would step up in the final two innings. Eric O'Flaherty got out of a jam on a slick 4-6-3 double play, and Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth. That's his 22nd save of the season, good for the best number in baseball.

The Braves and D-backs will meet again at 7:10 p.m. ET tomorrow night.

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