Apr. 21, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Dan Uggla (right) is congratulated by third base coach Brian Snitker after hitting a solo home run in the third inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
Arizona loses its fifth straight, but Justin Upton returned to the starting lineup.
Justin Upton returned to the starting lineup for the Arizona Diamondbacks and doubled in his first at-bat, but a third inning homerun by second baseman Dan Uggla gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 lead. That ended up being enough as not another run crossed the plate and the Braves took the third game of the series 3-2, sending the D-backs to their fifth straight loss.
However, Uggla took Saunders deep in the top of the third and the scoring ended there.
Saunders pitched seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned), six hits, striking out five and walking only one. He took the loss and is now 1-1 on the season.
Tommy Hanson allowed five hist in seven innings and two runs, striking out seven.
Jason Kimbrel struck out the side in the bottom of the ninth to pick up his fifth save of the season.