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Braves Vs. Rockies Score Update: Atlanta Gets Smacked Around In First, Battles Back In Third

For those of you watching Game 3 of the NBA playoffs between the Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics, well, you might want to keep doing that. Following the first inning in game one of a three-game weekend set between the Atlanta Braves and Colorado Rockies, it appears as though the Braves are in for a long night.

In the bottom of the first, the Rockies exploded for five runs on four hits against Tim Hudson. Jonathon Herrera opened the hit parade with a double, which was followed up by back-to-back walks to Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki. Todd Helton opened the scoring with an RBI double that brought in both Herrera and Gonzalez. Michael Cuddyer then knocked in Tulowitzki with a single, before Dexter Fowler cleared the bases with an RBI single. Hudson finally got out of the inning when he struck out the pitcher Guillermo Moscoso.

Despite being behind, the Braves battled back in the third when Freddie Freeman hit a two-run homerun.

Heading into the bottom of the third, the Rockies lead by a score of 5-2.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.