Atlanta 11, Colorado 3

Date - Tuesday, July 30, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Turner Field
Temperature - 90°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim McClelland, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Jordan Baker,
Attendance - 28107

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Atlanta 1 0 1 6 0 0 3 0 11 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 51-57 31-26 20-31 L2
Atlanta 62-45 36-15 26-30 W5

Recap


Braves 11, Rockies 3: Brian McCann's three-run homer capped a six-run fourth inning - all with two outs - as host Atlanta increased its lead in the National League East to 10 games over Washington.

Freddie Freeman drove in four runs with a pair of homers and Jason Heyward had three hits and scored as many runs for the Braves, who improved to 26-7 at home against the Rockies. Rookie Alex Wood (1-2) earned his first major-league victory after yielding three runs and striking out seven in as many innings.

Rookie Nolan Arenado homered for the second consecutive game, a two-run shot to give Colorado a 3-1 lead in the second inning. Juan Nicasio (6-5) allowed a career-high eight runs and 10 hits in four innings after permitting eight hits in his previous three starts as the Rockies fell to 0-2 in the four-game series.

Freeman crushed Nicasio's offering deep into the right-field seats in the first inning to tie the game 1-1. Justin Upton's RBI double in the third cut the deficit in half while Heyward's RBI single and rookie Evan Gattis' two-run hit preceded McCann's blast in the fourth.

Atlanta's Todd Cunningham, the 2012 organizational minor league player of the year, singled in his first major-league at-bat while pinch hitting with one out in the seventh inning. Three batters later, Freeman belted Edgmer Escalona's 0-2 pitch over the wall in right for a three-run shot.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Cunningham was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to replace OF Reed Johnson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with left Achilles tendinitis. ... Braves 3B Chris Johnson went 2-for-4 to increase his NL-best batting average to .341. Johnson, who has five consecutive multi-hit games, is 14-for-30 during his eight-game hitting streak. ... The Braves lead the major leagues with 33 comeback victories.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Atlanta
Juan Nicasio Player Alex Wood
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 7.0
4 Strikeouts 7
10 Hits 6
18.00 ERA 3.86
Hitting
Colorado   Atlanta
Michael Cuddyer Player Jason Heyward
2 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 3
.500 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 7 1 12 .233 5 8 3 1 0 0
Atlanta 14 3 26 .359 15 8 11 4 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Braves have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .533 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The Rockies have a W/L % of .431 after a win and .509 after a loss.