D’Arnaud’s single in 9th gives Braves home win vs. Rockies
ATLANTA (AP) – Chase d’Arnaud singled with two outs in the ninth inning off Gonzalez Germen and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 1-0 on Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
It was a rare home victory for the Braves, who are 14-36 at Turner Field and have baseball’s worst overall record. Atlanta had lost four straight to Colorado.
Following dominant outings through the seventh by Braves ace Julio Teheran and Rockies starter Jon Gray, the Braves used four relievers and the Rockies one before Germen (2-1) gave up Ender Inciarte’s leadoff single in the ninth.
Anthony Recker bunted over Inciarte, who advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on d’Arnaud’s liner to left field.
Jim Johnson (2-5) gave up one walk in two-thirds of an inning to get the win.