Braves 9-3 rout of DiamondbacksPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves scored early and often against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Chipper Jones homered and drove in four runs, Garrett Anderson hit his first home run with the Braves, and Atlanta routed the D-backs 9-3 yesterday.
Kris Medlen (1-2) was dominant for Atlanta, allowing one run over six innings for his first career win. He struck out eight and retired 14 of the first 16 batters he faced.
The Braves wasted little time against Diamondbacks starter Max Scherzer (2-4), scoring two runs on the game's first seven pitches.
Johnson doubled down the left-field line on the second and Escobar doubled to the left-field wall on the first pitch he saw for a 1-0 lead. Jones followed with a single to center, scoring Escobar to make it 2-0.
Escobar doubled again leading off the third, and Jones homered into the left-field stands to extend Atlanta's lead to 4-0 in the fourth.
Jones added an RBI single in the fourth, and Anderson hit a three-run homer to put the Braves ahead 8-0.
Scherzer surrendered a career-high eight runs on 10 hits in a career-worst 3 2-3 innings with three walks, four strikeouts and a hit batter.
Arizona ended Medlen's shutout bid in the sixth when Chris Snyder doubled down the left-field line and scored on Geradro Parra's double into the left-field corner.
Chris Young added an RBI single in the seventh and Mark Reynolds had a run-scoring single in the eighth.