Scherzer delivers six scoreless inningsPosted: Updated:
ATLANTA (AP) -- Max Scherzer finally has his first major-league win.
The young righthander pitched six scoreless innings and Chris Snyder hit a grand slam in the ninth, capping the Arizona Diamondbacks' 12-0 rout of the Atlanta Braves last night.
Snyder matched his career high with five RBIs, including the grand slam off Buddy Carlyle in a six-run ninth.
Rookie Gerardo Parra drove in three runs with three hits as Arizona ended a four-game losing streak.
Scherzer (1-3) gave up four hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
Braves relievers walked eight batters in four innings. Jeff Bennett and Carlyle forced in runs with bases-loaded walks in the eighth and ninth innings respectively.
Scherzer's first win came in his 14th start. He lost his first seven decisions over two seasons and entered the game with a career 3.39 ERA in 22 games.
Four of Arizona's five hits off Braves starter Kenshin Kawakami were extra-base hits, including back-to-back doubles by Mark Reynolds and Eric Byrnes that gave the Diamondbacks a 1-0 lead in the second.
Byrnes scored later in the inning on Snyder's sacrifice fly.
Felipe Lopez hit a third-inning double and scored on Parra's single to center for a 3-0 lead.