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Surging Braves crush D-Backs again

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PHOENIX (AP) - Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, Freddie Freeman had a pair of RBI doubles and the Atlanta Braves routed the Arizona Diamondbacks for the second game in a row, 9-1 on Friday night.

Brandon Beachy (2-1) allowed four hits in 7 1-3 scoreless innings, striking out five and walking none as the Braves won their fourth in a row and ninth in 10 games after starting the season 0-4.

Trevor Cahill (1-1) gave up seven runs, four earned, and seven hits over 5 2-3 innings in his Chase Field debut for the Diamondbacks. Arizona has lost four straight, all at home.

Atlanta has won the first two of the four-game series by a combined score of 19-3.

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