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Atlanta (55-51) «33112220014190
Arizona (58-49)000000000050

Braves 14, Diamondbacks 0

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PHOENIX -- Chipper Jones and the Atlanta Braves finally enjoyed an easy afternoon.

Jones drove in five runs, Tim Hudson allowed three hits in seven innings and the Atlanta Braves routed Arizona 14-0 Sunday to end the Diamondbacks' eight-game winning streak.

Andruw Jones and Scott Thorman also homered for the Braves, who pounded out 19 hits and snapped a four-game losing streak. Jeff Francoeur went 3-for-5 and scored two runs.

"This was much needed to say the least," Chipper Jones said. "It puts a nice tidy bow on a bad couple of days."

Atlanta matched a season high for runs and handed Arizona its worst loss of the season.

Hudson (11-5) struck out five and walked one to win his fifth straight decision. The right-hander is 4-1 with a 1.61 ERA in six career starts against the Diamondbacks.

"I've always enjoyed pitching in domes or covered stadiums," Hudson said. "I have no idea why. It's comfortable. It's nice and cool. You don't have to worry about the heat or the wind blowing or things like that."

The Braves had rallied from seven- and three-run deficits the past two games only to lose in extra innings. But against Livan Hernandez, Atlanta removed all suspense in the first two innings. Hernandez dropped to 3-15 in his career against the Braves.

Willie Harris led off the game with a walk and Edgar Renteria doubled to right. Chipper Jones lifted a sacrifice fly to left and Andruw Jones followed with a towering home run into the left-field stands to give Atlanta a 3-0 lead.

The Braves added three more in the second. They loaded the bases before Chipper Jones lined a hard bouncer off Conor Jackson's shoulder at first for a three-run double and a 6-0 Braves lead.

"We're aware of our success against Livan," Chipper Jones said. "I don't know if I've faced a guy more. Familiarity is a key. We know what to expect, we feel good about stuff and good things happen."

Atlanta added single runs off Hernandez in the third and fourth on an RBI single by Julio Franco and a Chipper Jones sacrifice fly.

"They came out swinging," said Arizona manager Bob Melvin, whose Diamondbacks remained percentage points behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West. "The good news is it only counts as one."

Hernandez (6-7) allowed eight runs and eight hits in four innings with three walks and no strikeouts. The four-inning stint matched a season low, set twice previously, and it was the first time Hernandez had failed strike out a batter since June 20, 2006, at Boston as a member of the Washington Nationals.

"It was a really tough day," Hernandez said. "It's a day where you go outside and whatever you try, it's not going to happen. It's not going to happen. Whatever you throw they're going to hit -- blooper, base hit, broken bat, whatever. You can do nothing with that. Baseball is like that."

Atlanta added two more runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, including Thorman's pinch-hit homer over the pool area in right-center leading off the seventh.

"This was a good way to end this road trip with the day off tomorrow," Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. "We've hit the ball good on this trip. We just had one bad pitched game."

Notes

Andruw Jones reached the 20-home run mark for the 10th straight season. ... Hernandez has lost four of his last five decisions and has won just once since May 27 against Houston. ... Before the game, the Braves recalled RHP Jose Ascanio from Double-A Mississippi and designated LHP Wilfredo Ledezma for assignment, two days after Ledezma surrendered Eric Byrnes' eleventh-inning, game-winning homer Friday night. Ledezma, acquired from Detroit on June 20, was 0-2 with a 7.71 ERA in 12 appearances for Atlanta. Ascanio pitched a scoreless eighth against Arizona.

 
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Players of the Game
Atlanta

W. Harris
AB 3
R 4
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
Atlanta

T. Hudson
IP 7.0
H 3
ER 0
BB 1
K 5
 
Atlanta Braves
Willie Harris, LF-CF3420201 .325
Edgar Renteria, SS3120003 .333
    Yunel Escobar, SS3121001 .317
Chipper Jones, 3B1015000 .341
    Chris Woodward, 3B2111001 .222
Andruw Jones, CF2112101 .216
   a- Matt Diaz, PH-LF2000002 .341
Brian McCann, C5110003 .263
Jeff Francoeur, RF5230000 .297
Kelly Johnson, 2B5012012 .287
Julio Franco, 1B3121001 .217
   b- Scott Thorman, PH-1B2121000 .220
Tim Hudson, P4110012 .196
    Jose Ascanio, P0000000 .000
   c- Peter Moylan, PH1000001 .000
    Bob Wickman, P0000000 .000
Totals4114191332  
a-fouled out for A. Jones in the 6th
b-homered for Franco in the 7th
c-grounded into a double play for Ascanio in the 9th
Batting
2B - Willie Harris 2 (13, E. Gonzalez, Slaten), Edgar Renteria (29, Hernandez), Yunel Escobar (9, Nippert), Chipper Jones (23, Hernandez), Chris Woodward (5, Nippert), Jeff Francoeur 2 (27, Hernandez, Nippert), Kelly Johnson (18, Nippert)
HR - Andruw Jones (20, Hernandez), Scott Thorman (10, E. Gonzalez)
SF - Chipper Jones 2 (3)
RBI - Yunel Escobar (12), Chipper Jones 5 (56), Chris Woodward (8), Andruw Jones 2 (68), Kelly Johnson 2 (50), Julio Franco (14), Scott Thorman (34)
2-OUT RBI - Chipper Jones 3 (19)
Team LOB - 6
Atlanta Braves
Tim Hudson (W,11-5) 7300150 3.09
Jose Ascanio 1100010 1.50
Bob Wickman 1100000 4.21
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Hudson 80-57, Jose Ascanio 16-11, Bob Wickman 14-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Hudson 10-6
Batters Faced - Tim Hudson 25, Jose Ascanio 4, Bob Wickman 4
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chris Young, CF4010010 .244
Orlando Hudson, 2B1000100 .288
    Augie Ojeda, 2B2000001 .298
Eric Byrnes, LF2010001 .309
    Jeff DaVanon, LF2000000 .143
Conor Jackson, 1B4010011 .274
Chad Tracy, 3B3010000 .263
    Doug Slaten, P0000000 .000
   a- Chris Snyder, PH1000001 .244
Stephen Drew, SS4000022 .238
Carlos Quentin, RF3010001 .209
Miguel Montero, C3000001 .236
Livan Hernandez, P1000000 .200
    Dustin Nippert, P1000010 .000
    Edgar Gonzalez, P0000000 .231
   b- Mark Reynolds, PH-3B1000010 .250
Totals3205016  
a-flied out for Slaten in the 9th
b-struck out for E. Gonzalez in the 8th
Batting
3B - Chris Young (2, Ascanio), Eric Byrnes (7, Hudson)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Tracy-Hudson-Jackson, Tracy-Hudson-Jackson, Drew-Ojeda-Jackson
Arizona Diamondbacks
Livan Hernandez (L,6-7) 4888301 4.98
Dustin Nippert 2644010 4.50
Edgar Gonzalez 2322011 5.29
Doug Slaten 1200000 2.25
HBP - Harris (by Livan Hernandez)
WP - Livan Hernandez (3), Dustin Nippert (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Livan Hernandez 71-40, Dustin Nippert 45-30, Edgar Gonzalez 23-16, Doug Slaten 16-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Livan Hernandez 6-4, Dustin Nippert 2-3, Edgar Gonzalez 3-2, Doug Slaten 1-1
Batters Faced - Livan Hernandez 22, Dustin Nippert 12, Edgar Gonzalez 9, Doug Slaten 4
Game Information
Attendance - 30535
Game Time - 2:34
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Paul Nauert