Originally posted on Fox Sports South  |  Last updated 4/21/12
PHOENIX (AP) -- Tommy Hanson pitched seven strong innings, Dan Uggla homered and the streaking Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night. Hanson allowed two runs on five hits for the Braves, who have won 10 of 11. Hanson (2-2) struck out seven, walked one and retired the last 13 batters he faced. Uggla broke a 2-all tie with a one-out towering drive to left, his 12th career homer against the Diamondbacks. Johnny Venters struck out the side in the eighth and Craig Kimbrel did the same in the ninth for his fifth save. Arizona starter Joe Saunders (1-1) settled down after Uggla's home run, retiring 13 of his final 14 batters, but couldn't prevent the Diamondbacks' fifth straight loss. Saunders gave up three runs -- two earned -- on six hits and a walk over seven innings and struck out five and saw his ERA creep up to 1.29. Struggles at the plate have been a problem for the Diamondbacks, who have scored two runs or less in four straight games. Saunders walked Chipper Jones with the bases loaded in the first to give the Braves a 1-0 lead. Arizona tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Gerardo Parra singled, went to third on a double by Upton and scored on an RBI groundout by Miguel Montero. Jack Wilson singled and scored on Martin Prado's two-out single in the second to make it 2-1. But Kubel tied the game for the second time with his home run, his first since August 31 for the Minnesota Twins against the Chicago White Sox. NOTES: Atlanta entered the game with 74 runs scored in its previous 10 games and had lost 3-of-4 games this season when scoring three or fewer runs. . Saunders has allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 21 innings. . Kubel's home run ended a streak of 101 at bats without a homer for the Diamondbacks. . Atlanta RF Jason Heyward's 10-game hitting streak was snapped. He went 0 for 4 and was called out on strikes in his first and last at bats. . Upton is 4 for 9 in his career against Hanson. . Diamondbacks RHP Ian Kennedy will attempt to win his third game without a loss and also end Arizona's losing streak on Sunday afternoon when he faced Atlanta RHP Randall Delgado. Delgado has won both his starts despite pitching only 1-3 of an inning above the minimum five in each.
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