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Braves bench blows the game open in 8-5 win over Arizona

July 15th, 2017 at 11:05 PM
By Sports Media 101

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It took a while for the Braves to really get going in this one. Once they did, there was no looking back for Atlanta after Lane Adams opened the floodgates and rode an offensive wave in the sixth inning to an 8-5 victory.

The Diamondbacks wasted no time going on the attack, though. The top of Arizona’s order made a concerted effort to swing at whatever Folty was going to throw to start off the game, and it seemed as if they had a run on the board in the blink of an eye after Chris Owings brought in A.J. Pollock with the first run of the game. Folty did a good job of mitigating the damage to that one run, and it stayed that way until the third inning.

The third frame was when Brandon Phillips knotted things up with a monster solo home run. That was his eighth home run of the year and also another mammoth shot for Phillips in this ballpark. Also, that wouldn’t be the last moonshot that the Braves would hit in this game, as you’ll see below.

While Phillips’ dinger in the third tied the game, the …

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Tags: A.J. Pollock, Brandon Phillips, Braves, Chris Owings, Daniel Descalso, Dansby Swanson, Diamondbacks, Ender Inciarte, Ian Krol, Jace Peterson, July 16, 2017, Kurt Suzuki, Lane Adams, Luke Jackson, Matt Adams, Matt Kemp, Mike Foltynewicz, Nationals, Nick Markakis, Rex Brothers, Sam Freeman

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