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Diamondbacks rally for 9-8 win over Braves
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  PHOENIX — A.J. Pollock homered for the second consecutive game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a wild 9-8 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
    Atlanta jumped to a 6-0 lead in the second inning, but Arizona chased Mike Foltynewicz in the sixth and grabbed the lead for good with three runs in the seventh. Yasmany Tomas and Chris Owings each had an RBI single, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia made it 8-7 with a tiebreaking sacrifice fly. David Peralta's slide at home plate beat Cameron Maybin's throw from mid-center field.
    Tomas had three hits, and four relievers combined for four innings of four-hit ball. Andrew Chafin (4-0) got the win, and Brad Ziegler allowed A.J. Pierzynski's pinch-hit homer in the ninth before finishing for his fifth save in six tries.
    Freddie Freeman went deep twice for the Braves, who dropped consecutive games after winning two in a row. Cameron Maybin and Nick Markakis had three hits apiece.
    Freeman hit a three-run shot in Atlanta's five-run second, and then had a solo shot in the fourth. The slugger is batting .357 with five homers and 10 RBIs in his last seven games.
    Atlanta reliever Jim Johnson (1-3) was charged with two runs and two hits in one inning of work. Johnson's errant throw while trying to catch Nick Ahmed in a rundown in the eighth went over third baseman Chris Johnson's head, allow Ahmed to score Arizona's ninth run.
    The Braves scored each of their runs in the second with two outs. Maybin had a two-run single against Rubby De La Rosa before Freeman's ninth homer sailed into the right-field seats.
    De La Rosa was charged with a season-high seven runs in five innings. He matched a career high with eight strikeouts and walked two.
    De La Rosa was 2-0 with a 3.71 ERA in his previous five starts.
    Foltynewicz allowed four earned runs and eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out five and walked two.


Braves: Maybin was back in center field after missing the past two games with a quad/groin injury.

Diamondbacks: Peralta (left middle finger bruise) returned to left field after missing the past two games due to soreness from being hit by a pitch on a bunt attempt Sunday in Milwaukee. ... P David Hernandez continues his comeback from elbow surgery and pitched a scoreless inning on Tuesday for Double-A Mobile. He was scheduled to pitch Wednesday as well.


Braves: After an off day, Williams Perez gets the ball at home against Pittsburgh on Friday. Perez (1-0, 2.66 ERA) is facing the Pirates for the first time in his career.

Diamondbacks: Jeremy Hellickson is on the mound to face the New York Mets on Thursday in Phoenix. Hellickson is 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA in his last three starts and has one previous start against the Mets in his career.