Jones' bases-loaded walk lifts D-backs over Braves 3-2 in 10

ATLANTA (AP) Adam Jones managed to lay off a couple of pitches he wanted to swing at before settling in against Jesse Biddle.

Biddle couldn't find the strike zone, and Jones won the battle.

''Obviously we've got scouting reports that say, `Make him throw strikes, make him throw strikes,' " Jones said. ''I took a 2-0 cookie and I took a 3-1 cookie, but I end up getting the big walk. Big for the team. We're grinding it out.''

Jones worked a bases-loaded walk against Biddle in the 10th inning and also homered, lifting the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Biddle (0-1) filled the bases and then walked Jones on six pitches. Jones also homered in the fourth inning and scored the tying run in the seventh on Ketel Marte's double. Arizona has won a season-best three straight.

''They just felt like they had to get something started,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. ''The next guy was ready to go. One professional at-bat after another. We did exactly what we're supposed to do in those situations, hand it off to the next guy.''

It was just the latest bullpen setback for Atlanta. Closer Arodys Vizcaino had shoulder surgery Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season, heightening pressure from Braves fans to sign free agent closer Craig Kimbrel.

Arizona's Greg Holland struck out Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman in the 10th before Ronald Acuna Jr. looped an opposite-field single to right. Holland ended it by getting Nick Markakis to line out for his fourth save.

Archie Bradley (1-1) pitched two scoreless innings for Arizona.

Biddle started the 10th by making a two-base throwing error on pinch-hitter Tim Locastro's bunt. He walked Jarrod Dyson, got a little help when center fielder Ender Inciarte slid to rob Eduardo Escobar of a hit, then walked David Peralta and Jones consecutively. Daniel Winkler replaced him and struck out Christian Walker.

''He's going to have to believe in himself and turn the thing loose and attack hitters and not try to throw strikes,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said. ''Turn the ball loose. Trust that baseball guy inside you instead of trying to do too much and be too fine. We've seen him really, really good. He's been a big part of the last two years and he'll get it back again.''

Jones cut the lead to 2-1 in the fourth with his fifth homer. He's hitting .319 with six doubles, 12 RBI and five walks and has adjusted quickly to playing in the NL after spending his first 13 seasons in the AL.

I just like baseball, no matter where I'm playing,'' he said. ''I like baseball.''

The Braves led 2-0 in the second on Brian McCann's two-run double.

Atlanta starter Kevin Gausman allowed two runs, three hits and one walk while matching a career high with 10 strikeouts over seven innings.

Arizona starter Zack Godley gave up two runs and five hits in six-plus innings. Matt Andriese replaced Godley after he issued a leadoff walk and escaped a jam by striking out Donaldson with a runner on second.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Diamondbacks: LHP T.J. McFarland was scheduled to begin a rehab stint at Triple-A Reno in his attempt to return from shoulder inflammation. ... RHP Taijuan Walker, on his way back from Tommy John surgery last year, will throw live batting practice Friday. He felt comfortable following Tuesday's bullpen session. ... C Alex Avila and 3B Jake Lamb are throwing and taking swings off the tee in the batting cage, but neither has an immediate timetable to return. Both are on the injured list with a strained left quadriceps.

Braves: McCann was reinstated from the 10-day injured list, and C Alex Jackson was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

UP NEXT

Diamondbacks: RHP Luke Weaver (0-1, 5.17 ERA) is holding right-handed batters to a .214 average with 12 strikeouts in 42 at-bats. He gave up eight runs in his only career start against the Braves, lasting 4 2/3 innings last year with St. Louis.

Braves: RHP Mike Soroka will return from Triple-A Gwinnett to make his first start of the season as Atlanta and Arizona close out a three-game series. Soroka, 21, had a 3.51 ERA in five starts last year before shoulder soreness ended his season early.

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  • HR: ARI - A. Jones (5)
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  • b-fouled out for Andriese in the 8th
  • c-grounded out-bunting for Bradley in the 10th
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  • a-walked for Gausman in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Minter in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (3)
  • HR - A. Jones (5)
  • RBI - A. Jones 2 (12), K. Marte (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (6), K. Marte (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker 3 (3), N. Ahmed 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McCann, E. Inciarte (2)
  • RBI - B. McCann 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies, J. Donaldson 2 (2), R. Acuna, N. Markakis, D. Swanson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (3), C. Walker (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Walker)
  • E - C. Joseph
FIELDING
  • E - J. Biddle
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Z. Godley6.05222406.261.3914.0
M. Andriese1.00001204.661.343.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)2.01001202.001.5612.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.01000200.000.5710.0
PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley6.0
M. Andriese1.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)2.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman7.032211012.750.7623.0
W. Parsons1.01000202.350.783.0
A. Minter1.02000007.942.121.0
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D. Winkler0.10000100.000.000.5
PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman7.0
W. Parsons1.0
A. Minter1.0
J. Biddle (L, 0-1)0.2
D. Winkler0.1
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Andriese (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 91-55, M. Andriese 20-10, A. Bradley 36-21, G. Holland 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 6-7, M. Andriese 1-0, A. Bradley 1-3
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 25, M. Andriese 4, A. Bradley 8, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 99-67, W. Parsons 16-11, A. Minter 16-13, J. Biddle 24-10, D. Winkler 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 4-7, A. Minter 2-1, J. Biddle 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 25, W. Parsons 4, A. Minter 5, J. Biddle 6, D. Winkler
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  • b-fouled out for Andriese in the 8th
  • c-grounded out-bunting for Bradley in the 10th
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J. Donaldson 3B50100022.242.373.419.7930.0
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N. Markakis RF41100103.317.382.483.8663.0
D. Swanson SS31000103.275.400.588.9882.0
B. McCann C30120100.294.435.353.7885.0
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  • a-walked for Gausman in the 7th
  • b-fouled out for Minter in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - K. Marte (3)
  • HR - A. Jones (5)
  • RBI - A. Jones 2 (12), K. Marte (14)
  • 2-Out RBI - A. Jones 2 (6), K. Marte (3)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - E. Escobar, C. Walker 3 (3), N. Ahmed 4 (4)
BATTING
  • 2B - B. McCann, E. Inciarte (2)
  • RBI - B. McCann 2 (6)
  • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - O. Albies, J. Donaldson 2 (2), R. Acuna, N. Markakis, D. Swanson 3 (3)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - J. Dyson (3), C. Walker (2)
FIELDING
  • DP - (Ahmed-Walker)
  • E - C. Joseph
FIELDING
  • E - J. Biddle
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
Z. Godley6.05222406.261.3914.0
M. Andriese1.00001204.661.343.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)2.01001202.001.5612.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.01000200.000.5710.0
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PITCHERSIP
Z. Godley6.0
M. Andriese1.0
A. Bradley (W, 1-1)2.0
G. Holland (S, 4)1.0
Total10.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
K. Gausman7.032211012.750.7623.0
W. Parsons1.01000202.350.783.0
A. Minter1.02000007.942.121.0
J. Biddle (L, 0-1)0.20103102.891.61-7.5
D. Winkler0.10000100.000.000.5
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PITCHERSIP
K. Gausman7.0
W. Parsons1.0
A. Minter1.0
J. Biddle (L, 0-1)0.2
D. Winkler0.1
Total10.0
PITCHING
  • WP - M. Andriese (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - Z. Godley 91-55, M. Andriese 20-10, A. Bradley 36-21, G. Holland 17-12
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Z. Godley 6-7, M. Andriese 1-0, A. Bradley 1-3
  • Batters Faced - Z. Godley 25, M. Andriese 4, A. Bradley 8, G. Holland 4
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - K. Gausman 99-67, W. Parsons 16-11, A. Minter 16-13, J. Biddle 24-10, D. Winkler 4-3
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - K. Gausman 4-7, A. Minter 2-1, J. Biddle 1-1
  • Batters Faced - K. Gausman 25, W. Parsons 4, A. Minter 5, J. Biddle 6, D. Winkler
  • 10TH INNING
    Jones walked, Locastro scored, Dyson to third, Peralta to second32
  • 7TH INNING
    Marte doubled to deep right center, Jones scored22
  • 4TH INNING
    Jones homered to left12
  • 2ND INNING
    McCann doubled to deep right center, Markakis and Swanson scored02
  • 10TH INNING
    • Jesse Biddle pitching
    • J. Murphy: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Murphy struck out looking
    • Tim Locastro hit for Archie Bradley
    • T. Locastro: Locastro safe at first on Biddle throwing error, Locastro to second
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Dyson walked
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar lined out to center
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Peralta walked, Locastro to third, Dyson to second
    • A. Jones: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Jones walked, Locastro scored, Dyson to third, Peralta to second
    • Dan Winkler relieved Jesse Biddle
    • C. Walker: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Walker struck out looking
    • Middle of the 10th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
    • Greg Holland pitching
    • J. Donaldson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike looking, Donaldson struck out looking
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna singled to right
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Markakis lined out to center
    • End of the 10th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 9TH INNING
    • A.J. Minter relieved Wes Parsons
    • D. Peralta: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Peralta lined out to shortstop
    • A. Jones: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Jones grounded out to shortstop
    • C. Walker: Walker singled to center
    • K. Marte: Marte singled to left center, Walker to second
    • N. Ahmed: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ahmed grounded into fielder's choice to second, Marte out at second
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • A. Bradley Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, McCann grounded out to second
    • E. Inciarte: Strike swinging, Inciarte doubled to left
    • Johan Camargo hit for A.J. Minter
    • J. Camargo: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Camargo fouled out to third
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Foul, Albies lined out to shortstop
    • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • Wes Parsons pitching
    • Ildemaro Vargas hit for Caleb Joseph
    • I. Vargas: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Vargas struck out swinging
    • Wilmer Flores hit for Matt Andriese
    • W. Flores: Flores fouled out to first
    • J. Dyson: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Dyson singled to center
    • E. Escobar: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Dyson stole second, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Archie Bradley pitching
    • John Ryan Murphy catching
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Acuna struck out looking
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis walked
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Swanson flied out to deep right
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • D. Peralta: Strike swinging, Peralta singled to center
    • A. Jones: Jones reached on fielder's choice to second, Peralta out at second
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • K. Marte: Marte doubled to deep right center, Jones scored
    • N. Ahmed: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • B. McCann: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, McCann walked
    • Matt Andriese relieved Zack Godley
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Ball, Inciarte reached on fielder's choice to first, McCann out at second
    • Matt Joyce hit for Kevin Gausman
    • M. Joyce: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Inciarte to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Joyce walked
    • O. Albies: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Albies struck out swinging
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Donaldson struck out swinging
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Godley lined out to right
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Dyson lined out to center
    • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Donaldson lined out to left
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Freeman singled to center
    • R. Acuna: Strike looking, Acuna reached on catcher's interference, Freeman to second on catcher Joseph fielding error
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Markakis popped out to third
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Swanson grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Marte struck out swinging
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Ahmed fouled out to first
    • C. Joseph: Foul, Ball, Joseph flied out to left
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Inciarte struck out swinging
    • K. Gausman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gausman struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Ball, Albies grounded out to first
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar grounded out to second
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • A. Jones: Jones homered to left
    • C. Walker: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Walker struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Markakis grounded out to first
    • D. Swanson: Swanson flied out to center
    • B. McCann: McCann grounded out to shortstop
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • C. Joseph: Ball, Ball, Joseph flied out to deep center
    • Z. Godley: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Godley struck out swinging
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • J. Donaldson: Donaldson lined out to center
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Acuna flied out to center
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • A. Jones: Foul, Ball, Foul, Jones flied out to left
    • C. Walker: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Walker walked
    • K. Marte: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Marte struck out looking, Walker stole second
    • N. Ahmed: Ball, Ahmed flied out to right
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • N. Markakis: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Markakis singled to center
    • D. Swanson: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked, Markakis to second
    • B. McCann: Ball, Foul, Ball, McCann doubled to deep right center, Markakis and Swanson scored
    • E. Inciarte: Foul, Inciarte singled to left, McCann to third
    • K. Gausman: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gausman struck out looking
    • O. Albies: Albies grounded out to shortstop, Inciarte out at second
    • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • K. Gausman Pitching:
    • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Foul, Dyson grounded out to second
    • E. Escobar: Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar grounded out to first
    • D. Peralta: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Peralta struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Z. Godley Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Strike looking, Strike looking, Albies flied out to left
    • J. Donaldson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Donaldson reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Freeman reached on fielder's choice to second, Donaldson out at second
    • R. Acuna: Ball, Ball, Ball, Acuna popped out to shortstop
    • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)