Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 4/22/12
The Arizona Diamondbacks couldn't get enough from their stingiest starting pitcher to end their recent woes. They're hoping their winningest one over the past three seasons will provide them with that much-needed boost. Ian Kennedy will attempt to end his team's five-game skid by denying the Atlanta Braves a season-high sixth consecutive win Sunday and their first four-game sweep of the Diamondbacks. Arizona (7-8) got a solid outing Saturday from Joe Saunders, who has a 1.29 ERA, but fell 3-2 as Dan Uggla hit the go-ahead solo homer in the third inning. "When runs are at a premium, the pitching staff has to step up," Saunders told the team's official website. "Especially against a team like that, if you get to their bullpen, it's going to be tough to score." After Saunders failed to end his team's losing streak, the Diamondbacks hope Kennedy (2-0, 3.86 ERA) can. The right-hander has 32 victories in his two-plus seasons with Arizona, eight more than any other Diamondbacks pitcher...
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