MLB Baseball

Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Arizona1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 370
Atlanta0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 050
  W: Z. Greinke (10-5)   L: S. Newcomb (8-5)   S: B. Boxberger (24)
1:10 PM PT2:10 PM MT3:10 PM CT4:10 PM ET16:10 ET20:10 GMT4:10 1:10 PM MST3:10 PM EST3:40 PM VEN0:10 UAE (+1)3:10 PM CT, July 14, 2018
SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia  Attendance: 40,862

D-backs, All-Star Greinke face off vs. Braves, Newcomb

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Arizona Diamondbacks at Atlanta Braves

  1. Arizona and Atlanta will face off for the first time this season after the Braves won four of the six games last season. The Braves are 17-7 against the Diamondbacks since 2010, their best home record against any current NL team.
  2. Three games after scoring 20 runs against the Padres, the Diamondbacks gave up 19 runs to the Rockies. They have lost nine of their last 13 and have scored more than four runs in just three of those 13 games.
  3. The Braves have lost six of their last eight despite outhitting their opponents 70-59 over the eight games. They left 63 men on base and batted just .206 with runners in scoring position over their last eight games.
  4. After batting .307 with 12 extra-base hits to begin the season with the Royals, Jon Jay is batting just .230 with 7 extra-base hits with the D-backs. He is hitting .131 in his last 15 games, failing to record a hit in 11 of the 15 games.
  5. Ozzie Albies leads the Braves with 73 runs this season and is third on the team in RBI with 54. He is just the second player 21 or younger with at least 70 runs and 50 RBI before the All-Star break along with Detroit's Al Kaline in 1955.
  6. Zach Greinke is 4-0 in his last five starts with a 2.08 ERA. He has a 2.94 ERA in eight starts against the Braves in his career, striking out 59 batters while walking only 11.
Notes Applicable For Series Dates: 7/13/2018 thru 7/15/2018

ATLANTA -- Veteran Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke is headed to the All-Star Game. Until his past two starts, it looked like young Atlanta left-hander Sean Newcomb might be going as well.

Grienke and Newcomb will be mound opponents Saturday in the middle game of the weekend series between the Diamondbacks and Braves at SunTrust Park.

Greinke (9-5, 3.39 ERA) comes into the start with momentum, having won six of his past seven decisions.

Newcomb (8-4, 3.44 ERA) will be trying to get back on track after lasting just a combined 6 1/3 innings and giving up 10 runs in his past two outings.

Greinke's rough stretch came early in the season and that followed a rough spring training. That he has pitched as well as he has since makes his fifth All-Star Game a little more special to the 34-year-old pitcher.

"I didn't know if I was going to be able to get any outs this year," Greinke said after being named to the National League team on Thursday as a replacement for Chicago Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. "To end up doing as good as it's been so far, it's pretty exciting."

Greinke, who was 17-7 with a 3.20 ERA a year ago for Arizona, tossed a scoreless inning in the All-Star Game last season, allowing one hit, and started for the NL in 2014 while with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Newcomb didn't make his major league debut until last June, but he was 7-1 with a 2.49 ERA through 12 starts this season before going 1-3 with a 5.58 ERA in his past six outings.

Seven of the 10 homers that Newcomb has surrendered have come in those six starts and he has walked nine in the past two games, lasting just 2 2/3 innings against the Yankees in New York and 3 2/3 innings against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

"It was like he didn't have a feel for pretty much anything," Braves manager Brian Snitker said after Newcomb's rough outing at Milwaukee. "He was scattering fastballs all over the place and he was just off."

The 24-year-old Massachusetts native is 5-3 with a 3.79 ERA in 11 road starts compared with 3-1 with a 2.92 ERA in seven home outings.

"I don't expect to be perfect every time out," Newcomb said. "It just happened to be a couple rough ones in a row. I've just got to wipe it clean and move forward."

Newcomb will be facing Arizona for the first time, and Greinke will be making his ninth career start against Atlanta.

Greinke has fared well against the Braves, going 3-1 with a 2.94 ERA. He beat them in Arizona last season, allowing five hits and two runs in eight innings.

Freddie Freeman is 4-for-24 lifetime against Greinke and Ender Inciarte is 2-for-14.

The Diamondbacks (52-43) took the first game of the series, winning 2-1 on Friday night for just their fifth victory in the past 14 games as they battle the Los Angeles Dodgers for first place in the National League West.

It was the seventh loss in nine games for the Braves (51-41) and dropped Atlanta 1 1/2 games behind Philadelphia in the NL East.

Updated July 13, 2018

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