Braves Stop Seven Game Losing Streak with 5-3 Win Over Colorado
ATLANTA (AP) – Jonny Gomes drove in three runs with two hits, including a two-run homer in the first, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 on Monday night to end their seven-game losing streak.
Adonis Garcia snapped a 2-2 tie with a homer off Jorge De La Rosa (7-6) in the fourth. Gomes’ fifth-inning single drove in Cameron Maybin, who doubled.
The losing streak was Atlanta’s longest of the season. The Rockies have lost four straight.
Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon and Ben Paulsen hit homers in the first and second innings, respectively. Julio Teheran (9-6) was strong after that as he allowed three runs on four hits in 7 1-3 innings.
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez left the game in the fifth with soreness in his right knee. His status is day to day.
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