PHOENIX ( AP) — The momentum of Arizona’s three- game sweep in Colorado didn’t carry over at home against Atlanta for the Diamondbacks.
A solid outing by starter Brandon McCarthy didn’t help, either.
“He gave us a chance to win,” Arizona manager Kirk Gibson said. “We just couldn’t get enough runs.”
Julio Teheran pitched seven solid innings and Craig Kimbrel got the final four outs to become the Braves’ career saves leader in a 5-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Kimbrel earned his 16th save of the season ( in 18 tries) and 155th of his career. That’s one more than John Smoltz.