March 20, 2012; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Trevor Bauer (61) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

Bauer Debuts, Zona Wins 3-2

Arizona Rookie Trevor Bauer had a strong outing in his Major League Debut, and the team had some timely hitting as the Arizona Diamondbacks (38-37) were able to edge the Atlanta Braves (40-35), 3-2.

Atlanta struck first on Thursday night when Brian McCann doubled to deep right field in the third inning, scoring Martin Prado, to put the Braves up 1-0. They would go up 2-0 the next inning when Michael Bourn hit a sacrifice fly to plate another run.

Arizona would tie it up in the top of the sixth inning off of a two-run double to deep right center field by Jason Kubel, scoring Willie Bloomquist and Justin Upton.


The score would remain the same until the top of the ninth inning when Chris Young hit a solo home run to left-center field off of Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrell, to put the snakes up 3-2. JJ Putz would come in and close the door in the bottom of the ninth to record his 14th save of the year.

Arizona rookie phenom made his major league debut, pitching four strong innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs. Patrick Corbin and David Hernandez came in to provide 4 innings of scoreless relief before Putz came in to close the game.

The D-backs will send Ian Kennedy to the mound tomorrow to start a three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Tags: Brian McCann Chris Young Craig Kimbrell David Hernandez Ian Kennedy Jason Kubel JJ Putz Justin Upton Martin Prado Michael Bourn Patrick Corbin Trevor Bauer Willie Bloomquist

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