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Atlanta uses late-inning scoring assault to down the Diamondbacks, 11-5

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Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons, right, high-fives teammate Reed Johnson after they scored of a double by Jason Heyward, not pictured, in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman) Atlanta Braves' Andrelton Simmons, right, high-fives teammate Reed Johnson after they scored of a double by Jason Heyward, not pictured, in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Saturday. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Jason Heyward hit a tying RBI double, and Andrelton Simmons scored the go-ahead run on the same play in a seven-run eighth inning that lifted Atlanta over Arizona.

The Braves rallied for their 23rd comeback victory, tops in the National League. Atlanta has won two straight and four of five.

The Diamondbacks have lost four of five.

Braves starter Tim Hudson extended his winless streak to 10 straight starts, allowing five hits, four runs and four walks with two strikeouts in 5 2-3 innings.

David Hernandez (4-5) retired the first batter he faced in the eighth, but pinch-hitter Reed Johnson and Simmons were both hit by pitches before Heyward doubled.

The Diamondbacks took a 5-4 lead in the eighth on Miguel Montero's fifth homer, a solo shot, off Jordan Walden. Walden (3-1) earned the win despite allowing three hits and one run in one inning.

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