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  • March 25, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

    ATLANTA -- Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons wasted no time recovering from a rare two-error inning. Whitey Herzog . "Its a tough when your errors are a little costly, but (Aaron) Harang picked me up and kept us in the game," Simmons said. "The other guys got on base and we ended up winning, so its a good day after all." Simmons drove in four runs, Harang won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 10-4 Saturday for their season-high ninth straight victory. Justin Upton added a two-run homer and a third RBI for the Braves, who have won 11 of 12 and are 11 games over .500 for the first time this season. Harang (8-6) has a 3.00 ERA over his last three starts after allowing nine hits and four runs with one walk and one strikeout in eight innings. Arizona, which has dropped eight of 12, lost its 53rd game, most in the majors. Simmons had an RBI single in the first and a two-run double in the fourth. He appeared to turn his left ankle while running the bases in the sixth but stayed in the game. He drove in his fourth run with a groundout in the seventh to make it 10-4. It marked the third time in his career and second time this season that he had four RBIs in a game. Simmons has four straight games with at least two hits. The Diamondbacks went ahead 3-0 in the first on Goldschmidts RBI double, Monteros RBI single and Gerardo Parras RBI single. Parra got an at-bat after manager Kirk Gibson successfully challenged that Aaron Hill, the previous batter, was safe at first on Atlantas double-play attempt. "We had a rough first inning there, but nobody panicked," Harang said. "Our confidence is real high right now, and everybodys feeling good about how were swinging the bats and playing defence. We knew guys were comfortable up there and knew that wed stay right in it." Simmons, named last years Platinum Glove winner as the NLs best defender, had two errors in the first. Simmons began the game with six errors this year. "I told him that how you bounce back from those is whats important," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "He made some great plays defensively after that inning and also swung the bat. He kept the line moving." After Simmons cut the lead to 3-1 in the first, the Braves made it 3-2 in the third on Jason Heywards RBI single. Atlanta took a 7-3 lead with a five-run fourth off Mike Bolsinger (1-5). Tommy La Stella scored from third when B.J. Upton reached on Didi Gregorius throwing error. Simmons two-run double was followed by Freddie Freemans RBI triple and Uptons sacrifice fly. Bolsinger, who had a 2.70 ERA in his previous three starts, gave up 10 hits, seven runs -- five earned -- and walked two in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out five. Ender Inciarte homered in the fifth to cut the lead to 7-4, but Upton hit 17th homer, a two-run, shot off Matt Stites to make it 9-4 in the sixth. The Diamondbacks, plagued by injuries all season, are reeling. "When we were at our place (last month), we played these guys really good," Gibson said. "Were capable of doing that." Notes: The last time Atlanta had a nine-game winning streak was during a 12-game streak that ended last Aug. 9. ... Goldschmidt went 1 for 4 and has reached safely in 26 straight games. Hes hitting .318 with nine doubles, four homers, 12 RBIs and 28 walks during that span. ... Heyward leaped to catch Goldschmidts fly ball at the top of the right-field wall in the eighth. ... Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo, recovering from foot injury, is 5 for 10 with two homers and six RBIs as a designated hitter during his rehab assignment. ... Before the game, Arizona acquired two minor leaguers, OF Zach Borenstein and RHP Joey Krehbiel from the Los Angeles Angels for LHP Joe Thatcher and minor-league OF Tony Campana. ... Diamondbacks LHP Eury De la Rosa, recalled from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day, gave up three hits and one run in the seventh and eighth. ... B.J. Upton has a career-best 11-game hitting streak. Orlando Cepeda . -- League scoring leader Anthony Mantha had two goals and two assists to lead the Val-dOr Foreurs over the Blainville-Boisbriand Phoenix 6-3 on Wednesay in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League play on Wednesday. Miles Mikolas . New York (16-9-8) took over first place in the Eastern Conference and has the best record in the league with one game remaining. Houstons five-game unbeaten streak was snapped, and the Dynamo (13-11-9) are sixth in the East with one game remaining.FRANKFURT, Germany -- Mario Goetze came off the bench to score against his childhood club and Arjen Robben and Thomas Mueller added late goals in Bayern Munichs 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the top Bundesliga derby on Saturday. The final score did not reflect the flow of the match, as Dortmund had the better chances until Bayerns late flurry. "The first goal was very important," said Robben, who scored the winner when Bayern beat Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League final in May. "It looks like a clear-cut victory but it was only 1-0 until the 85th minute. They had to try to force things at the end and we used the space," Robben said. Goetze scored in the 66th, 10 minutes after coming on to a chorus of boos from the 80,000 Dortmund fans who have not forgiven him the off-season move to Borussias biggest rival. Mueller fed Goetze from the right and the forward was left unchallenged just inside the area to drill the ball inside the far post with the outside of his foot. Goetze refrained from celebrating the goal but was mobbed by teammates. Robben doubled the lead in the 85th by collecting a long ball from Thiago Alcantara and chipping home. Robben then fed Philipp Lahm on the right who passed inside for Mueller to complete the victory in the 87th. Bayern stretched its record unbeaten run to 38 matches as Pep Guardiolas team retained a four-point lead. Dortmunds second straight league loss dropped it to third behind Bayer Leverkusen, which won 1-0 at Hertha Berlin thanks to Stefan Kiesslings eighth goal of the season. Leverkusen is now three points ahead of Dortmund, which trails Bayern by seven. Dortmund, unbeaten by Bayern in six previous league games, was missing its regular back four. Bayern was without Franck Ribery, among others, with both teams hit by injuries. Manuel Friedrich, a 34-year-old former Germany defender who had been without a club this season, made his debut for Dortmund after getting a contract earlier this week. "We didnt deserve to lose by such a clear score, but we broke down after the first goal," Friedrich said. Bayern put on some early pressure but Robert Lewandowski had the first chance, sending high his volley from close range. Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer made a good save from Marco Reus, while Romman Weidenfeller caught Mario Mandzukics half-volley without problems. Albert Pujols. Mandzukic was ineffective and was replaced by Goetze, which proved to be a winning move by Guardiola. "We won against a team with the best counterattack in the world," Guardiola said. "If you let them run, they are unstoppable. We played well the first 15 minutes but the rest of the first half was not good. We were better in the second half." Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp said he didnt care by how much his team lost. "Until 1-0 we had the better chances, but we left Mario unmarked to score and after the second goal we gave up," Klopp said. In other matches, Eintracht Frankfurt overcame a two-goal deficit before conceding a late equalizer in a 3-3 draw at home against Schalke. Nuremberg remained without a win this season by playing to a 1-1 draw at home with Wolfsburg, Freiburg won 1-0 at Eintracht Braunschweig and Augsburg beat Hoffenheim 2-0. Schalke scored two quick early goals, before Frankfurt replied with three after the break. But a lucky bounce allowed Benedikt Hoewedes to secure the late draw for Schalke. Frankfurt has lost several points by conceding goals in the last 10 minutes and again experienced a similar fate. Schalke went ahead in the 14th when Johannes Flum headed into his own net while attempting to clear a cross from Atsuto Uchida. Four minutes later, Joel Matip doubled the lead with a header off a free kick from Dennis Aogo. Flum struck the post before putting Frankfurt on the board in the 56th with a looping header over Schalke goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand. Frankfurts equalizer was similar, with Joselu connecting with a cross from Sebastian Jung to send another lob over Hildebrand. Joselu, back in Eintrachts starting lineup for the first time since the opening round, put his team ahead with a blistering left-foot shot from the edge of the penalty area. But in the 86th, a Frankfurt clearance bounced back into the area to fall kindly in front of Hoewedes, who slotted home for the draw. In Berlin, Kiessling notched his eighth goal of the season but Leverkusens second forward Sidney Sam limped off the pitch early in the game with a hamstring injury and could miss next weeks Champions League match against Manchester United. ' ' '