The Colorado Rockies left it late, but scored five runs with two outs in the ninth to secure a series win in Atlanta with a 9-5 victory over the Braves. They were able to overcome a rough outing on the mound from Jon Gray, who gave up five runs on eight hits in just 4 2⁄3 innings, leaving the game with a 5-2 deficit. However, the Rockies got 4 1⁄3 scoreless innings from Mike Dunn, Bryan Shaw and Wade Davis and scored seven runs in the last two innings to secure the win.
The Rockies were down a run and to their last out in the ninth when pinch hitters Ian Desmond and Drew Butera walked to load the bases against Braves closer A.J. Minter. Charlie Blackmon then gave the Rockies a 6-5 lead with a two-run double and Trevor Story added some insurance runs with this:
Stop us if you've heard this Story before ... pic.twitter.com/NxsRMAFbMJ— MLB (@MLB) April 28, 2019
Murphy goes yard
In the fourth inning with the Rockies down 2-1, Daniel Murphy stepped to the plate and hit his first home run a a Rockie against Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz, tying the game at two:
The first home run in PURPLE for Daniel Murphy! pic.twitter.com/YenVkzPcpf— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) April 28, 2019
In going on to win, the Rockies pushed their record to 5-0 when Murphy is in the lineup. They also moved to 8-1 all time at SunTrust Park.
The Rockies will look for a sweep of the Braves tomorrow, giving the ball to Tyler Anderson against Colorado native Kevin Gausman. First pitch is scheduled for 11:20 a.m. Mountain time.