Kemp's bases-loaded double lifts Braves past D-backs

BY foxsports • August 24, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) Matt Kemp's two-out, bases-loaded double in the eighth inning erased a one-run Arizona lead and the Atlanta Braves beat the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Tuesday night in the second of a four-game series between teams with the two worst records in the National League.

Kemp earned two RBIs on the hit and a third run scored when right fielder Mitch Haniger bobbled the ball. Kemp also had an sacrifice fly.

Adonis Garcia had three hits, including a double, and scored twice for the Braves, who have won two of three after losing seven straight. Dansby Swanson earned his first major league RBI with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Jose Ramirez (2-0) allowed a hit and hit a batter but struck out the side in the seventh to get the victory. Jake Barrett (1-2) took the loss. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth for his 11th save.



share