The Atlanta Braves' offense led by the bat of Chipper Jones once again saved them as they grabbed a 13-9 come from behind victory over the Colorado Rockies. Atlanta outscored the Rockies 10-1 from the sixth inning on overcoming Mike Minor's second straight start in which he struggled.
Colorado got off to a fast start against Minor scoring four times in the first off of a grand slam from Michael Cuddyer. Carlos Gonzalez doubled home two more in the second to increase the lead to 6-0.
Trailing 8-3 in the sixth, Atlanta's offense finally got in gear as Matt Diaz and Jason Heyward hit back-to-back homers to cut the deficit to 8-5. Later in the inning Chipper Jones brought in two more with a single and Freddie Freeman tied things up with a groundout.
Atlanta tacked on four more in the seventh and a single run in the ninth to escape with a wild 13-9 win.
Chipper Jones led the way for the Braves with three hits and a career-high tying five RBIs. Matt Diaz also had three and Michael Bourn two for Atlanta. Carlos Gonzalez went 4 for 4 for the Rockies.
Mike Minor struggled and saw his ERA balloon to 5.97 after allowing 10 hits and eight runs in just five innings of work. Cristhian Martinez picks up the win for the Braves with a scoreless inning of relief. Livan Hernandez retired the final five outs of the game to earn his first save. Esmil Rogers takes the loss for Colorado.
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