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Colorado Rockies 8, Atlanta Braves 4: Rockies stay hot in Atlanta

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A good stretch of baseball continued for the Rockies with a win over the Braves.

Since the Rockies were able to shake off their doldrums of their 3-12 start, they have looked every bit the contender they were supposed to be, improving to 9-2 in their last 11 games with an 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. The win moved the Rockies to 7-1 all time in SunTrust Park, which seems it will not be the house of horrors the Braves’ two previous home parks were for them.

Nolan and Trevor go back-to-back

With the Rockies trailing 1-0 in the top of the fourth, Trevor Story and Nolan Arenado put them on the board against Braves starter Max Fried with back-to-back home runs to left on his first two pitches of the inning. Story’s homer was his sixth of the season, while Arenado hit his fifth. The pair also had back-to-back doubles in the sixth, helping to extend the Rockies lead to 4-2.

Senzatela solid, if unspectacular

Rockies starter Antonio Senzatela kept his team in the game with a decent effort, despite not having his best stuff. Senzatela pitched 5 23 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He threw 105 pitches, 60 for strikes and left with a 4-3 lead that his team would not relinquish.

Looking ahead

The Rockies will look to secure a series win over the Braves tomorrow as Jon Gray takes the mound against Mike Foltynewicz. First pitch in Atlanta is scheduled for 5:20 p.m. Mountain time.