Chase Anderson pitched seven innings to become the third pitcher since 1998 to win his first five major league starts, leading the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Three rookies were the key to the D-backs' series-clinching 6-5 win against the Braves on Sunday. But while Anderson was controlling the Braves' offense, his team's lineup, which came into the game averaging more than 10 runs of support for the rookie pitcher, was silent. Anderson had a career-best eight strikeouts. Justin Upton, Freddie Freeman and Ramiro Pena homered for the Braves, who lost two of three in Arizona. They loaded the bases with no outs in the fifth inning, but right fielder Gerardo Parra hit into a double play and shortstop Chris Owings struck out, ending the inning without a run.
D-backs erupt in six-run seventh, hold off Braves late
A trio of rookies and a six-run inning led the D-backs to a comeback 6-5 series-winning victory against the Braves on Sunday at Chase Field as rookie right-hander Chase Anderson won his fifth straight start.