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Braves fail to capitalize on late opportunities, fall to Diamondbacks 5-3

Atlanta’s Ender Inciarte shows a beef with home plate umpire Doug Eddings./Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

By Scott Coleman | talkingchop.com

The Braves were unable to take advantage of numerous late opportunities and fell to the Diamondbacks by a score of 5-3 on Friday night.

Atlanta had runners on base seemingly every inning but failed to do much with it. In the 8th, the Braves loaded the bases down 4-2 and with just one out, but Adam Duvall struck out looking and Dansby Swanson popped up a slider thrown a foot off the plate to end the threat.

The Diamondbacks tacked on an insurance run in the 9th inning before closing things down with Andrew Chafin and Brad Boxberger.

Paul Goldschmidt homered off Kevin Gausman in the first inning to give Arizona a 1-0 lead. Johan Camargo, who had himself a night with three hits and a couple of impressive defensive plays, cranked his second homer in as many nights to tie things at 1-1 in the third.

The tie did not hold for long as the Diamondbacks strung together four hits and a walk in the bottom of the third to take a 4-1 lead. All four of the hits were singles, three of which were of the seeing-eye variety through the infield. There wasn’t much Gausman or the Braves could do.

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