Kemp's HR, Phillips' 3 doubles lead Braves past Arizona 7-1

ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in three months, the Atlanta Braves are a .500 team. They know more work must be done to join Arizona in the NL wild-card race.

Matt Kemp hit a three-run homer and Brandon Phillips doubled three times, leading Atlanta over the reeling Diamondbacks 7-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Jaime Garcia threw seven strong innings as the Braves (45-45) reached .500 for the first time since April 17, when they were 6-6. Kemp and Matt Adams hit homers a four-run third inning.

''That's a good team we swept,'' Kemp said. ''We've just got to keep going. This is a step in the right direction.''

The Diamondbacks lead the NL wild-card standings, but have lost a season-worst five straight, eight of nine and 11 of 14.

''Obviously being swept two of the past three series is a big deal,'' catcher Jeff Mathis said. ''We're just not clicking on all cylinders at this moment.''

Arizona manager Torey Lovullo said he doesn't think his players are pressing.

''This is a very resilient group,'' Lovullo said. ''They have been all year. They should be proud of where they're at. We know we've hit a little stumbling block and that's part of the season, part of every baseball season.''

Garcia (3-7) allowed one run on four hits and three walks. He rebounded from a streak of allowing five or more runs in four straight starts to earn his first win since May 26.

''I'm not going to lie,'' Garcia said. ''The W felt good.''

Zack Godley (3-4) gave up seven runs despite his career-high nine strikeouts in six innings. He had not allowed more than three runs in a game this season before struggling early against Atlanta.

Godley already trailed 2-0 before giving up four runs in the third. Kemp's homer, which barely cleared the left field wall, drove in Phillips, who doubled, and Freddie Freeman, who walked. Kemp hit the homer on the first pitch he saw from Godley.

''I think he was making mistakes out over the plate to some hitters who were very fastball conscious,'' Lovullo said. ''They made him pay for those mistakes.''

Lovullo said Godley ''picked himself up'' and took pressure off the bullpen by recording six straight outs in the fifth and sixth innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks RHP Randall Delgado was put on the 10-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. RHP J.J. Hoover was activated from the DL. Hoover, who also had inflammation in his right shoulder, was placed on the DL on June 23. Delgado (1-2, 3.59) allowed four runs while recording only two outs in Saturday night's 8-5 loss to the Braves.

POWER SURGE IN ATLANTA

Adams has hit 15 homers this season, including 14 since being acquired by the Braves from St. Louis on May 20. He needs only two more to match his career high of 17 with the Cardinals in 2013.

DOUBLES GALORE

Phillips had his first career game with three doubles. He hit RBI doubles in the first and fourth. The Braves have hit at least two doubles in 12 straight games. The only longer run in Atlanta franchise history was 15 straight games with doubles in August, 2016.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: Following a day off Monday, LHP Robbie Ray (8-4, 2.97) is scheduled to start for Arizona at Cincinnati on Tuesday night.

Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (7-6, 4.79) will try for only his second home win in 10 starts when the Braves open a home series against LHP Jon Lester and the Cubs on Monday night. Teheran is 1-6 with a 7.58 ERA at home and 6-0 with a 2.53 ERA in nine road starts.

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BravesATL45-45
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  • W: J. Garcia (3-7)L: Z. Godley (3-4)
  • HR: ATL - M. Kemp (13), M. Adams (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. Pollock CF40000001.282.333.436.7700.0
D. Peralta RF41100011.308.361.462.8231.5
P. Goldschmidt 1B30210100.315.428.5791.0074.0
C. Owings 2B40000023.289.323.475.798-1.0
J. Lamb 3B40000032.272.368.529.897-1.5
K. Marte SS30000101.214.281.357.6381.0
D. Descalso LF30000012.249.345.424.769-0.5
J. Mathis C20100100.193.238.319.5562.0
Z. Godley P20000021.087.160.087.247-1.0
a- B. Drury PH10000001.283.333.455.7880.0
T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Godley in the 7th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF42200001.310.356.417.7725.0
B. Phillips 2B31320000.291.337.443.78010.0
F. Freeman 1B31000123.335.442.7231.1641.0
M. Kemp LF41131003.294.339.490.8308.0
N. Markakis RF40000012.277.356.382.738-0.5
M. Adams 1B42111030.291.336.564.9005.5
A. Morris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
T. Flowers C40000021.299.388.433.821-1.0
D. Swanson SS40100010.220.297.321.6190.5
J. Garcia P30000011.143.143.179.321-0.5
L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
J. Camargo 3B00000000.333.359.505.8630.0
    BATTING
    • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (71)
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Inciarte (18), B. Phillips 3 (24)
    • HR - M. Kemp (13), M. Adams (15)
    • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (34), M. Kemp 3 (44), M. Adams (43)
    FIELDING
    • E - K. Marte
    FIELDING
    • DP - D. Swanson, M. Adams, B. Phillips
    • E - J. Garcia (2)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    Z. Godley (L, 3-4)6.08761923.090.992.5
    T. McFarland2.00000102.221.026.5
    PITCHERSIP
    Z. Godley (L, 3-4)6.0
    T. McFarland2.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Garcia (W, 3-7)7.04113704.331.3326.5
    L. Jackson1.00000003.451.263.0
    A. Morris1.00000200.000.004.0
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Garcia (W, 3-7)7.0
    L. Jackson1.0
    A. Morris1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - Z. Godley 2 (6)
    • HBP - T. McFarland (2)
    • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 100-68, T. McFarland 28-18
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 4-6, T. McFarland 4-1
    • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 28, T. McFarland 7
    PITCHING
    • WP - J. Garcia (5)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 104-69, L. Jackson 8-6, A. Morris 14-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 6-7, L. Jackson 2-1
    • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 27, L. Jackson 3, A. Morris 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    DiamondbacksARI53-39
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    A. Pollock CF40000001.282.333.436.7700.0
    D. Peralta RF41100011.308.361.462.8231.5
    P. Goldschmidt 1B30210100.315.428.5791.0074.0
    C. Owings 2B40000023.289.323.475.798-1.0
    J. Lamb 3B40000032.272.368.529.897-1.5
    K. Marte SS30000101.214.281.357.6381.0
    D. Descalso LF30000012.249.345.424.769-0.5
    J. Mathis C20100100.193.238.319.5562.0
    Z. Godley P20000021.087.160.087.247-1.0
    a- B. Drury PH10000001.283.333.455.7880.0
    T. McFarland P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    Total3014103912-----
    • a-grounded into a double play for Godley in the 7th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Inciarte CF42200001.310.356.417.7725.0
    B. Phillips 2B31320000.291.337.443.78010.0
    F. Freeman 1B31000123.335.442.7231.1641.0
    M. Kemp LF41131003.294.339.490.8308.0
    N. Markakis RF40000012.277.356.382.738-0.5
    M. Adams 1B42111030.291.336.564.9005.5
    A. Morris P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
    T. Flowers C40000021.299.388.433.821-1.0
    D. Swanson SS40100010.220.297.321.6190.5
    J. Garcia P30000011.143.143.179.321-0.5
    L. Jackson P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    J. Camargo 3B00000000.333.359.505.8630.0
    Total33786211011-----
      BATTING
      • RBI - P. Goldschmidt (71)
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Inciarte (18), B. Phillips 3 (24)
      • HR - M. Kemp (13), M. Adams (15)
      • RBI - B. Phillips 2 (34), M. Kemp 3 (44), M. Adams (43)
      FIELDING
      • E - K. Marte
      FIELDING
      • DP - D. Swanson, M. Adams, B. Phillips
      • E - J. Garcia (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      Z. Godley (L, 3-4)6.08761923.090.992.5
      T. McFarland2.00000102.221.026.5
      Total8.08761102---
      PITCHERSIP
      Z. Godley (L, 3-4)6.0
      T. McFarland2.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Garcia (W, 3-7)7.04113704.331.3326.5
      L. Jackson1.00000003.451.263.0
      A. Morris1.00000200.000.004.0
      Total9.0411390---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Garcia (W, 3-7)7.0
      L. Jackson1.0
      A. Morris1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - Z. Godley 2 (6)
      • HBP - T. McFarland (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 100-68, T. McFarland 28-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 4-6, T. McFarland 4-1
      • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 28, T. McFarland 7
      PITCHING
      • WP - J. Garcia (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Garcia 104-69, L. Jackson 8-6, A. Morris 14-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Garcia 6-7, L. Jackson 2-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Garcia 27, L. Jackson 3, A. Morris 3
      • 4TH INNING
        Phillips doubled to right center, Inciarte scored17
        Goldschmidt singled to right, Peralta scored16
      • 3RD INNING
        Adams homered to right center06
        Kemp homered to left center, Phillips and Freeman scored05
      • 2ND INNING
        Swanson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Adams scored, Swanson to second on shortstop Marte fielding error02
      • 1ST INNING
        Phillips doubled to left center, Inciarte scored01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Johan Camargo at third
        • Akeel Morris pitching
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • J. Lamb: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Marte lined out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Luke Jackson relieved Jaime Garcia
        • A. Pollock: Foul, Foul, Pollock flied out to deep left
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Peralta grounded out to shortstop
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • T. McFarland Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Adams struck out on foul tip
        • T. Flowers: Flowers grounded out to second
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Descalso lined out to right
        • J. Mathis: Strike looking, Mathis singled to left
        • Brandon Drury hit for Zack Godley
        • B. Drury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Drury grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Mathis out at second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • T.J. McFarland pitching
        • B. Phillips: Strike swinging, Ball, Phillips hit by pitch
        • F. Freeman: Freeman flied out to deep left
        • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kemp grounded out to second, Phillips to second
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Markakis grounded out to first
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to center
        • C. Owings: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Owings struck out swinging
        • J. Lamb: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Foul, Lamb reached on fielder's choice to second, Goldschmidt out at second
        • K. Marte: Marte reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Lamb out at second
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Swanson struck out swinging
        • J. Garcia: Ball, Foul, Ball, Garcia flied out to right
        • E. Inciarte: Foul, Ball, Ball, Inciarte flied out to left
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Mathis walked
        • Z. Godley: Foul, Foul, Foul, Godley struck out bunting foul
        • A. Pollock: Pollock popped bunt out to pitcher
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta flied out to left
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Markakis struck out swinging
        • M. Adams: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Adams struck out swinging
        • T. Flowers: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Peralta reached on an infield single to pitcher, Peralta to second on Garcia fielding error
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Goldschmidt singled to right, Peralta scored
        • C. Owings: Strike looking, Owings lined out to third
        • J. Lamb: Foul, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike looking, Lamb struck out looking
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Goldschmidt to second on wild pitch, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Marte walked
        • D. Descalso: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Descalso struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • J. Garcia: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Foul, Inciarte doubled to right
        • B. Phillips: Ball, Inciarte to third on wild pitch, Strike looking, Phillips doubled to right center, Inciarte scored
        • F. Freeman: Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Kemp lined out to center
        • End of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • J. Mathis: Ball, Mathis fouled out to first
        • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Godley struck out swinging
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pollock grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • B. Phillips: Phillips doubled to deep left
        • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Freeman walked
        • M. Kemp: Kemp homered to left center, Phillips and Freeman scored
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Markakis grounded out to shortstop
        • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Adams homered to right center
        • T. Flowers: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Flowers struck out swinging
        • D. Swanson: Ball, Swanson lined out to center
        • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • J. Lamb: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Lamb struck out swinging
        • K. Marte: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte lined out to center
        • D. Descalso: Descalso grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • M. Adams: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Adams struck out, reached on wild pitch
        • T. Flowers: Flowers grounded out to shortstop, Adams to second
        • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Swanson reached on an infield single to shortstop, Adams scored, Swanson to second on shortstop Marte fielding error
        • J. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to second, Swanson to third
        • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Inciarte grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • J. Garcia Pitching:
        • A. Pollock: Strike looking, Ball, Pollock grounded out to catcher
        • D. Peralta: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
        • P. Goldschmidt: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Goldschmidt walked
        • C. Owings: Owings lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Z. Godley Pitching:
        • E. Inciarte: Foul, Inciarte singled to shallow left
        • B. Phillips: Phillips doubled to left center, Inciarte scored
        • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
        • M. Kemp: Strike swinging, Ball, Kemp flied out to center
        • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike swinging, Markakis lined out to second
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)