Raine Nelson allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings to help the visitors Arizona Diamondbacks won 5-3 against atlanta braves Wednesday night
Nelson (6-5) drove in five more runs as Arizona won its second game in a row to begin the three-game series.
Nick Ahmed had two hits and two RBI and Christian Walker had two hits and two runs. diamondbacksComing out of the All-Star break on Tuesday, they took the first game of the series, 16–13, after being defeated by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Marcell Ozuna and Austin Riley hit home Braveswho have lost four in a row since winning their first game after the break
Atlanta starter Charlie Morton (10-7) allowed four runs and six hits over 5 2/3 innings. He struck out four and scored three runs.
Morton handed off a leadoff double to Walker in the second inning. After two outs, Gabriel Moreno hit a ground ball down the right field line that skidded off the glove of right fielder Ronald Acuña Jr. and into the stands for a ground-rule double and a 1–0 lead.
Ozuna got the run back in the bottom of the inning when he blasted an opposite field homer to right to tie the score.
A single and back-to-back two-out walks loaded the bases in the Arizona third. Lourdes Guriel Jr. then hit a double down the left field line to score two runs for a 3–1 lead.
Morton pitched a consecutive ninth before Evan Longoria walked with two outs in the sixth and was retired. Moreno singled to put runners on the corners.
Morton remained in the game after a visit to the mound and Ahmed extended the lead to 4–1 with a line-drive double into the left field corner, ending Morton’s day.
Riley cut the Atlanta deficit to 4–2 in the top of the seventh.
Arizona scored a run in the eighth when Braves Second baseman Ozzie Albeez was unable to loft a grounder up the middle by Ahmed, allowing Walker to score from second for a 5–2 lead.
Braves A wild pitch in the ninth made the score 5–3, but Kevin Ginkel grounded out to Shaun Murphy, ending the game and his second save of the year.
–Field Level Media