Braves Explode in Eighth-Inning Rally to Trounce Arizona

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Jason Heyward hit a tying RBI double and Andrelton Simmons scored the go-ahead run on the same play in a seven-run eighth inning that gave the Atlanta Braves an 11-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.

The Braves rallied for their 23rd comeback victory, tops in the National League. Atlanta has won two straight and four of five to lead Washington by 6 1/2 games in the NL East.

The Diamondbacks have lost four of five.

Braves starter Tim Hudson extended his winless streak to 10 straight starts, allowing five hits, four runs and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings.


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