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Gibson disappointed in Arizona's sloppy play

Saturday - 6/29/2013, 10:02pm  ET

Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Tony Sipp, right, talks to catcher Miguel Montero after giving up a run off a double to Atlanta Braves' Dan Uggla, not pictured, in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 29, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

GEORGE HENRY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- Manager Kirk Gibson had no interest in dwelling too long on the Diamondbacks' eighth-inning calamity.

"We didn't deserve to win the game," he said. "We walked five in an inning without a hit and only gave up two runs. Then we gave them seven walks, three hit batsmen, made an error. Just melted down. Didn't play good at all."

David Hernandez hit two batters, left fielder Jason Kubel made an errant throw and Arizona gave up seven runs in the eighth inning of an 11-5 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.

After Miguel Montero's solo homer gave the Diamondbacks a one-run lead in the top of the eighth, everything unraveled.

Hernandez plunked pinch-hitter Reed Johnson and Andrelton Simmons with pitches before Jason Heyward's tying RBI double scored Johnson from second base.

Simmons scored the go-ahead run from first on the same play as Kubel's throw to Eric Chavez bounced wide left of the third baseman.

"I'm always ready for a mistake," Simmons said. "As soon as I saw the ball leaving his glove, I was gone."

The Braves rallied for their 23rd comeback victory, tops in the National League. Atlanta has won two straight and four of five to lead Washington by 6
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