PHOENIX (AP) - Ahead all night, the Atlanta Braves watched a two-run lead disappear in the ninth inning. A day after losing to Boston on a two-run homer in the ninth, they could have folded.
Instead, the Braves found a way to scratch out a victory and increase their NL East lead.
Dansby Swanson scored the go-ahead run on Yoshihisa Hirano's wild pitch in the 10th inning, and the Braves recovered after blowing a two-run lead in the ninth to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-6 Thursday.
"It speaks to the makeup of that team in there. That's exactly what it speaks to," Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. "The resiliency, the fight, the grit speaks volumes."
The Braves squandered a six-run lead against the Red Sox on Wednesday, losing 9-8 when Brandon Phillips' two-run homer off A.J.