Friday, March 24, 2023

Braves score 4 in 11th, Top Rockies 6-2, Vardi’s start spoiled

DENVER ( Associated Press) — The sight of the Colorado Rockies dressed in a woods green uniform wasn’t nearly as normal — playing a second straight low-scoring, extra innings at Coors Field.

Or this: another straightforward clinch from Atlanta staff to pitch in a hitter-friendly park.

Adam Duvall scored an 11th inning of four with a two-run homer and the Braves spoiled the start of Colorado’s new – and much greener – “City Connect” uniform as the Rockies beat the Rockies 6-2 on Saturday night.

But it was the arms of Atlanta that stole the show again. After placing the Rockies on three hits during Friday’s 3-1 win in 10 innings—it was going 0-0 in extras—he narrowed down Colorado’s bat to just three hits on Saturday.

For the first time in franchise history the Rockies have been held for three hits or less in back-to-back games at Coors Field.

“Unprecedented work,” said brave third baseman Austin Riley of his pitcher. “Can’t say enough.”

Or enough about hitting the clutch late in the game. Marcel Ozuna and William Contreras set the stage for Duvall in the 11th match by scoring a double off Zoulis Chasin (3-2).

Duvall’s outburst ended a sensational night for the Braves. Starter Spencer Strider and six relievers stunned the Rockies, with AJ Minter (2-0) winning and Jackson Stephens closing it in 11th place.

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