Gallen 1-hit, 7-inning shutout, D-backs high Braves in opener

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Zac Gallen pitched a one-hitter in a seven-inning shutout, Stephen Vogt and Kole Calhoun homered and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Atlanta Braves 5-Zero Sunday within the first sport of a doubleheader.

Gallen (1-Zero) allowed solely Freddie Freeman’s sharp single to right-center subject with one out within the sixth.

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Gallen, who completed ninth within the NL Cy Younger Award voting final yr, struck out six, walked two and hit a batter. This was his first full sport in 30 main league begins.

The 29-year-old righty improved to 6-5 with a 2.72 ERA since making his Diamondbacks debut on Aug. 7, 2019. He started the sport with a 2.84 ERA since making his huge league debut on June 20, 2019, with Miami — the eighth-lowest throughout that span with a minimal of 150 innings.

Arizona has gained 5 of six and 6 of 9.

Bryse Wilson (1-1) allowed 4 hits, together with each residence runs, in 4 innings. Wilson dropped to Zero-1 with a 9.18 ERA in six profession daytime appearances.

The Diamondbacks took a 2-Zero lead within the second when Josh VanMeter walked and Vogt hit third homer deep into the seats in proper subject.

Calhoun’s second homer went to right-center and put Arizona up Three-Zero within the third. Arizona tacked on two runs run within the fifth towards Grant Dayton. Pavin Smith tripled, Calhoun walked and Eduardo Escobar singled. VanMeter added an RBI single.

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TRAINER’S ROOM

Ronald Acuña Jr. was hit within the left hand by a pitch within the first. … Braves LHP Max Fried, positioned on injured listing April 14 with a proper hamstring pressure, threw a facet session and is getting nearer to his return.

NICE PLAY

Gallen was helped by a diving catch from heart fielder Nick Heath within the fourth. Heath ran onerous to his proper and caught the ball as he was outstretched within the air.

WILD ARM

Wilson had two throwing errors within the second whereas trying to select off runners at first base. VanMeter superior to 3rd on the error, and Heath walked and superior to second base on the second miscue.

ROSTER MOVES

The D-backs launched RHP Anthony Swarzak, who was designated for task on April 18. … The Braves made C William Contreras the membership’s 27th man for the doubleheader. Arizona recalled RHP Riley Smith from the alternate coaching website to function its 27th man.

UP NEXT

LHP Madison Bumgarner pitches for the Diamondbacks and Drew Smyly goes for the Braves within the second sport of the doubleheader. RHP Charlie Morton (1-1, Three.91) will face Cubs RHP Zach Davies (1-2, eight.80) as Atlanta and Chicago start a four-game collection on Monday. RHP Merrill Kelly (1-2, 7.71) pitches for the Diamondbacks on Monday because the Arizona hosts San Diego to open a three-game collection. The Padres’ starter has but to be decided.





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