Zack Godley notches his eighth K, as he fans Tyler Flowers to complete striking out the side in the 5th
Jaime Garcia set the tone for the afternoon as he allowed just four hits and one run over seven innings. Phillips provided a pair of RBI doubles and began the key four-run third inning with a two-bagger against Zack Godley, whose ERA rose from 2.58 to 3.09 as he Power plays: Godley recorded a career-high nine strikeouts, but seven of those were recorded after he allowed Kemp and Matt Adams to homer during a four-run third inning. Kemp's three-run shot to left-center field was his first long ball since June 21 and just his fourth extra-base hit since June 17. Adams' solo shot to right-center was just the sixth homer the D-backs right-hander has allowed in 75 2/3 innings this season.
"A guy like Matt [Kemp] is going to get hot, and he has been working at it. He is probably not where he wants to be, but something like today shows he is capable to get hot and carry you [as a team]."
-- Braves manager Brian Snitker
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Before their five-game skid, the D-backs were one of five teams in the Majors to not lose four consecutive games, along with the Dodgers, Astros, Indians and Red Sox.
D-backs: Arizona will enjoy a day off Monday before traveling to Cincinnati to take on the Reds for a three-game set beginning Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. MST. Robbie Ray is slated to make his first start since July 6 when he struck out 13 Dodgers.
Braves:Julio Teheran will take the mound when Atlanta opens a three-game series against the Cubs on Monday at 7:35 p.m. ET. Teheran has allowed at least six earned runs in four of the nine starts made at SunTrust Park.
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Steve Gilbert has covered the D-backs for MLB.com since 2001. Follow him on Twitter @SteveGilbertMLB.
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