Timely Pinch-hit Gives Rockies Win Over Braves

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Pinch-hitter Garrett Atkins hit a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning Thursday night, lifting the Colorado Rockies past the Atlanta Braves 7-6 for their fourth consecutive victory.

Ian Stewart started the rally by drawing a one-out walk, and Mike Gonzalez (3-2) then hit Chris Iannetta with a pitch. Gonzalez retired Carlos Gonzalez on a pop up before Atkins, batting for reliever Juan Rincon (1-0), lashed a double down the left field line to snap the third tie of the game.

Huston Street allowed a run-scoring groundout by Diory Hernandez before getting Casey Kotchman on a comebacker for the final out, picking up his 22nd save in 23 opportunities.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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