Braves blow late lead, lose second straight to Rockies 9-5
Charlie Blackmon hit a go-ahead, two-run double, Trevor Story followed with a three-run homer during a ninth-inning rally and the Colorado Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-5 on Saturday night for their 10th win in 12 games.
Nolan Arenado hit a second-inning home run for the Rockies.
Atlanta led 5-4 when David Dahl led off the ninth with a double off Minter (0-3) and advanced on a wild pitch. Minter walked Ian Desmond with two outs and a full count and Drew Butera on four pitches, and Blackmon doubled to right for a 6-5. Story fell behind 0-2 in the count, then drove a curveball 429 feet to left, a ball 106 mph off the bat.
Bryan Shaw (2-0) allowed one hit in two innings, sending Atlanta to its fifth straight home loss.
Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz came off the injured list before the game after being sidelined since spring training with a right elbow bone spur. A 2018 All-Star, Foltynewicz gave up four runs and six hits in six innings, including solo homers to Arenado in the second and Daniel Murphy in the fourth.
Colorado's Jon Gray allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks with in 4 2/3 innings.
Freddie Freeman homered in the first, Arenado's home run tied the score and Ender Inciarte's homer put Atlanta ahead 2-1 in the second. Murphy's first home run for the Rockies tied the score 2-2 in the third.
Atlanta took a 5-2 lead in the fifth when Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a two-run single and scored on Nick Markakis' double.
Ryan McMahon hit an RBI single in the seventh off Foltynewicz and scored when Tony Wolters grounded out against Luke Jackson.
Story extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games. ... Freeman has reached safely in all 26 games. His streak is the second-best in Atlanta history to begin a season, behind J.D. Drew's 27-game streak in 2004. Hall of Famer Eddie Mathews set the franchise mark of 37 in 1961 with the Milwaukee Braves.,
Colorado has won eight straight at Atlanta, tying the team record for consecutive road wins at an opponent set in 2011-12 at the New York Mets.
Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (blister in left middle finger) is expected to come off the 10-day injured list and start Monday at Milwaukee.
Braves: LHP Jesse Biddle was placed on the 10-day injured list with a bruised right thigh and groin strain.
Rockies: LHP Tyler Anderson (0-0, 12.00 ERA) has allowed 16 runs and 28 baserunners in 12 innings, a span of three starts this year. Anderson will make his second career start against Atlanta.
Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-2, 3.96 ERA) will face Colorado for the first time in his career.