Kennedy, Parra lift Diamondbacks past Braves | News
Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) - Ian Kennedy tossed seven strong innings and Gerardo Parra belted a grand slam as the Diamondbacks took a 6-4 victory over the Braves in the conclusion of a four-game series at Chase Field on Sunday.
Kennedy (3-0) surrendered three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five. David Hernandez pitched a perfect eighth and closer J.J. Putz recorded his fifth save of the year, despite serving up a one-out homer.
Parra finished with two hits and two runs scored while Kennedy and Aaron Hill plated the other runs to help Arizona avoid a four-game sweep at the hands of Atlanta and a sixth straight loss overall.
Randall Delgado (2-1) lasted just 5 1/3 innings for the Braves, allowing five runs on three hits and four walks with six strikeouts.
Michael Bourn went 3-for-3 and scored twice, Freddie Freeman knocked in two and Juan Francisco added a solo shot for the Braves, who had won five straight and 10 of 11 since an 0-4 start.