PHOENIX (Ticker) --
's contributions with his arm were not surprising. His contribution with his bat was.
Wright extended his career-high winning streak to eight games and hit his first major league home run in the third inning as the
, 4-2, in the opener of a three-game series.
Wright (10-5) allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking four.
combined for 1 2/3 perfect innings and
worked around two hits in the ninth for his first save.
gave the Braves lead for good by snapping a 2-2 tie with a two-run homer off
(4-13) with two outs in the sixth.
"It was a sinker he left up," LaRoche said. "He's a guy that relies on guys chasing his pitch. I was just looking for something up in the zone."
Webb gave four runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings in losing for the fifth time in six starts. He has won just once in his last 12 outings.
With the game scoreless in the third, Wright hit a 1-2 pitch from Webb over the left field wall to give Atlanta an early lead.
"Since the season started that's all I thought about," Wright said of his home run. "BP is one thing, but to actually run into one during a game is a great feeling."
Arizona got an RBI single from
and a sacrifice fly from
in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead.
hit the second of Atlanta's three home runs off Webb to lead off the fifth, tying the contest at 2-2.
"It was kind of unusual for me to give that up, especially three times in one game," Webb said. "I ended up leaving some balls up in some hitters counts and they capitalized."
The Braves (61-47) have won eight of nine and improved to a season-high 14 games over .500.