August 19, 2018 / 3:25 AM / 3 months ago

Rockies rally for 3 runs in 9th, top Braves in 10th

EditorsNote: Fix in 2nd graf, changes headline

DJ LeMahieu hit a long home run to straightaway center field to highlight a two-run rally in the 10th inning and give the Colorado Rockies a 5-3 win over the host Atlanta Braves on Saturday at SunTrust Park.

In addition to LeMahieu’s 10th homer, the Rockies added another run on a single by Nolan Arenado and defeated Atlanta for the third straight night.

Adam Ottavino (5-2) allowed the potential winning run to reach third base in the ninth before striking out Dansby Swanson to send the game to extra innings.

Colorado closer Wade Davis earned his 34th save by working a perfect 10th inning.

The losing pitcher was Luke Jackson (1-1).

Atlanta led 3-0 going into the ninth, when the Rockies tied the score against closer A.J. Minter.

After retiring the first two batters, Minter allowed a double to Trevor Story and a single to David Dahl. Ian Desmond doubled to left to drive home two runs.

Gerardo Parra tied the score by lobbing a single to left field.

It was the second blown save this season for Minter.

The Braves scored two times in the third inning when right fielder Nick Markakis drove home Mike Foltynewicz and Ronald Acuna Jr. on a single.

Atlanta scored a run in the eighth against reliever Bryan Shaw. Acuna led off with a single, stole second and scored on a single by Freddie Freeman.

Acuna continued his torrid pace at the plate. He went 3-for-4 with a double and extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

During that time, the rookie is 21-for-45 (.467) with eight home runs.

The Colorado comeback ruined a fine effort from Foltynewicz. The right-hander worked seven scoreless innings, allowed four hits and struck out nine, his most since July 1.

Foltynewicz was trying earn his first career victory against the Rockies.

Colorado starter Antonio Senzatela pitched five innings and allowed two runs on five hits and two walks. Senzatela was making his first appearance since being activated from the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.

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