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Braves Drop another Extra Inning Game

Braves have lost 4 straight Braves have lost 4 straight
Smoltz pitched 7 innings, gave up 3 runs and struck out 6 Smoltz pitched 7 innings, gave up 3 runs and struck out 6

PHOENIX (AP) - Conor Jackson singled home Chris Young with one out in the tenth inning to lift Arizona to a 4-to-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves Saturday,  the Diamondbacks' eighth straight win.

Jackson was 3-for-5 with two R-B-I's and Young hit his third homer in four games for the Diamondbacks, who won in their final at-bat for the third straight game.

Arizona has seven walkoff victories this season. Tyler Yates, the Braves' fourth pitcher, walked Young on four pitches to lead off the tenth. Orlando Hudson sacrificed Young to second and Eric Byrnes was intentionally walked.

Yates (2-3) gave way to Chad Paronto, and Jackson looped Paronto's first pitch into shallow left field. Juan Cruz (5-1) struck out two of the three batters he faced in the tenth for the win. The Braves' best chance to win came in the eighth.

Atlanta had runners on first and second against reliever Tony Pena with one out but Jeff Francoeur grounded into an inning-ending double play to end the threat. Young's fourth leadoff home run of the season off John Smoltz gave the Diamondbacks a 1-to-0 lead.

Arizona added two more in the third on singles by Young and Orlando Hudson, Byrnes' sacrifice fly and an R-B-I double from Jackson. Atlanta tied the game in the fourth. Chipper Jones drew a leadoff walk,

Francoeur also walked and Matt Diaz brought both home with a double to left to make it 3-to-2. Brian McCann grounded out and Julio Franco was intentionally walked before Smoltz singled off Mark Reynolds' glove at third, scoring Diaz to tie game at 3-to-3.

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