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ATLANTA -- Brandon Webb's 9-0 start was rare. So was his second straight loss.
"I just wasn't sharp," Webb said. "I started off and everything they hit seemed to find holes. I wasn't working ahead and didn't have a real good fastball. My velocity was down. I got a lot of strikeouts but it didn't seem like I could ever make the big pitch when it counted."
Webb (9-2) allowed seven runs -- four earned. Since the end of the 2004 season, the only other time Webb failed to finish the fifth inning was when he lasted four innings against San Diego on Oct. 1, 2006.
"Nobody can be perfect every time," Diamondbacks catcher Chris Snyder said. "Everybody was asking what he was doing different than when he was winning. He wasn't doing anything different then and he's not doing anything different now."
Webb won his first nine decisions before losing 3-1 at Florida last Wednesday. He struck out eight, walked three and fell behind 5-1 in the second inning of this one. The hits were the most he allowed since San Diego had 11 last July 15.
Arizona manager Bob Melvin said Webb's outing should have been even shorter. Webb threw 100 pitches.
"He got a little tired," Melvin said. "I probably should have gotten him out earlier."
Atlanta split the four-game series to complete an 8-3 homestand, the Braves' longest this season. Arizona finished a 2-5 trip.
Braves manager Bobby Cox said Jurrjens, like Jorge Campillo earlier in the week, had problems with his pitching hand.
"I thought he pitched really good for having two blisters," Cox said. "He's a young kid and we've got to take care of him a little bit. He's already accumulated a lot of innings."
Teixeira hit a two-run double in the first and added a two-run single off Webb in the three-run second.
"Both of them, I think, were broken bats," Webb said, adding "I don't know. You shake your head."
A throwing error by Reynolds on Jurrjens' sacrifice set up three unearned runs, with Greg Norton scoring from second on the bunt.
"This guy over the last couple years is probably the best pitcher in baseball," Teixeira said. "For us to go out there and score a bunch of runs off him today, we did a good job of swinging the bats."
|Mark Teixeira plates four runs for the Braves, who hand Brandon Webb his worst start of the season. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Chris Young, CF||5||0||0||0||0||2||3||.243|
|Stephen Drew, SS||5||1||2||0||0||1||1||.281|
|Orlando Hudson, 2B||3||1||1||2||1||0||1||.300|
|Chad Tracy, 1B||4||0||1||0||0||0||1||.250|
|Chris Snyder, C||4||1||2||0||0||0||2||.275|
|Eric Byrnes, LF||3||0||1||0||0||1||1||.219|
|Max Scherzer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Micah Owings, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.286|
|Edgar Gonzalez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.125|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||4||0||1||0||0||0||2||.225|
|Jeff Salazar, RF||3||0||2||1||1||0||0||.286|
|Brandon Webb, P||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.091|
|Chris Burke, LF||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.185|
|a-grounded into a double play for Scherzer in the 8th|
|2B - Stephen Drew (12, Jurrjens), Chris Snyder (12, Jurrjens), Mark Reynolds (6, Jurrjens)|
|HR - Orlando Hudson (4, Jurrjens)|
|SH - Brandon Webb (5)|
|RBI - Orlando Hudson 2 (26), Jeff Salazar (8)|
|2-OUT RBI - Jeff Salazar (5)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Scherzer-Drew-Tracy|
|E - Mark Reynolds (9, Throwing)|
|Brandon Webb (L,9-2)||4.1||10||7||4||3||8||1||3.01|
|Pitches-Strikes - Brandon Webb 100-65, Max Scherzer 36-23, Edgar Gonzalez 20-12|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brandon Webb 3-3, Max Scherzer 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Brandon Webb 27, Max Scherzer 10, Edgar Gonzalez 4|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||5||1||2||0||0||2||4||.310|
|Kelly Johnson, 2B||4||0||1||0||0||1||3||.297|
|Chipper Jones, 3B||3||1||1||0||2||1||1||.416|
|Mark Teixeira, 1B||4||0||2||4||1||0||3||.267|
|Brian McCann, C||5||1||1||1||0||2||6||.333|
|Jeff Francoeur, RF||4||1||1||0||0||3||3||.262|
|Greg Norton, LF||2||1||0||0||1||2||1||.270|
|Matt Diaz, LF||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.248|
|Gregor Blanco, CF||3||1||3||0||1||0||0||.299|
|Jair Jurrjens, P||2||1||0||0||0||1||1||.095|
|Jeff Bennett, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.167|
|a- Ruben Gotay, PH||1||0||1||1||0||0||0||.258|
|Manny Acosta, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jo-Jo Reyes, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Blaine Boyer, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a-singled for J. Bennett in the 5th|
|b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Acosta in the 7th|
|2B - Mark Teixeira (14, Webb)|
|HR - Brian McCann (9, Webb)|
|SH - Kelly Johnson (3), Jo-Jo Reyes (2)|
|RBI - Mark Teixeira 4 (31), Brian McCann (32), Ruben Gotay (1)|
|2-OUT RBI - Mark Teixeira 2 (17)|
|Team LOB - 10|
|DP - Escobar-Johnson-Teixeira|
|Manny Acosta (W,3-1)||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||2.81|
|Pitches-Strikes - Jair Jurrjens 97-58, Jeff Bennett 4-3, Manny Acosta 25-16, Blaine Boyer 30-19|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jair Jurrjens 4-6, Blaine Boyer 3-2|
|Batters Faced - Jair Jurrjens 24, Jeff Bennett 1, Manny Acosta 6, Blaine Boyer 7|
|Attendance - 29635|
|Game Time - 3:07|
|Temperature - 79|
|Umpires - Home - Jim Reynolds, First Base - Tim Timmons, Second Base - Gary Cederstrom, Third Base - Field Culbreth|