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MLB: Charlie Blackmon’s bat sizzles in home win over Atlanta

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Charlie Blackmon homered and had two hits, C.J. Cron also went deep and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 in Denver on Saturday night.

Tyler Kinley (3-2) pitched an inning of relief and Carlos Estevez earned his fifth save for Colorado (63-73).

Ozzie Albies homered and finished with two hits, Travis d’Arnaud also homered and Adam Duvall had two hits for the Braves (71-64).

Atlanta jumped ahead in the first when Albies singled, reached third on an error and scored on a groundout from Austin Riley. Freddie Freeman then scored on a double by Duvall to make it 2-0.

The Rockies tied it in the second off starter Ian Anderson. Cron led off with his 26th homer of the season, Ryan McMahon followed with a double, Elias Diaz walked and both moved up on a groundout.

German Marquez hit a sacrifice bunt to bring home McMahon.

Albies led off the third with a home run, his 25th of the season, but Colorado answered in the bottom of the inning.

Brendan Rodgers singled and Blackmon homered to dead center to make it 4-3. It was his 13th of the season and the third straight game he has gone deep.

Anderson gave up four runs on five hits and walked four in three innings.

Atlanta struck again in the fifth. Stephen Vogt singled and Ehire Adrianza reached on a force out. Two wild pitches by Marquez moved Adrianza to third, and he scored on a Jorge Soler single to tie it.

Marquez allowed four runs — two earned — on five hits and struck out five in five innings.

The Rockies broke the tie in the sixth off A.J. Minter (2-5). McMahon walked, Diaz doubled and Raimel Tapia drove in McMahon with a sacrifice fly. Diaz came home on a single by Garrett Hampson to make it 6-4.

Colorado added another run in the seventh on Blackmon’s single and Trevor Story’s triple.

The Braves loaded the bases in the eighth but got only one run on Dansby Swanson’s sacrifice fly, and d’Arnaud homered in the ninth, his fifth.

— Field Level Media

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