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Rockies 5, Braves 1: Jason Marquis pitches well; Todd Helton waits for hit #2000

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The game thread asked, "Win?" The answer: "Yes."

This one moved along at a swift pace. Jason Marquis (.506 WPA) threw eight strong innings, allowing a run on five hits and three walks. Atlanta's Derek Lowe matched Jason Marquis in innings pitched but allowed two runs. The Rockies runs came as five separate RBI by Dexter Fowler, Todd Helton, Clint Barmes, Chris Iannetta, and Ryan Spilborghs.

Todd Helton appeared to have his 2000th hit in the ninth inning, but Yunel Escobar couldn't field the ball properly and was credited with an error instead.

The Rockies are now 15-22.

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via www.fangraphs.com

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