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Braves blast Rockies; Darius Vines wins big-league debut


Aug 30, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Darius Vines (64) delivers a pitch in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Aug 30, 2023; Denver, Colorado, USA; Atlanta Braves beginning pitcher Darius Vines (64) delivers a pitch within the fourth inning in opposition to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Subject.
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Kevin Pillar homered amongst his two hits, Marcell Ozuna and Orlando Arcia additionally went deep, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 in Denver on Wednesday evening.

Ozzie Albies had three hits and Austin Riley contributed two to assist starter Darius Vines get the win in his main league debut for Atlanta, which gained all seven video games in opposition to the Rockies this season.

Alan Trejo homered and Nolan Jones had two hits for Colorado.

Pillar obtained the scoring began with a solo residence run within the third inning, his seventh of the season, earlier than the Rockies obtained even within the backside of the inning.

Trejo reached on a one-out stroll and stole second earlier than Charlie Blackmon was hit by a pitch. Ezequiel Tovar then singled up the center to convey residence the tying run.

The Braves went again in entrance within the fourth inning. Riley and Matt Olson singled to place runners on first and second with no outs. Ozuna hit a grounder to shortstop however Tovar’s throw to second base was large, permitting Riley to attain and Olson to advance to 3rd.

Olson then scored on Travis d’Arnaud’s groundout to make it 3-1, and Atlanta expanded on the lead within the sixth.

Kyle Freeland obtained the primary two batters however Ozuna homered to left to make it 4-1, his thirty first of the season. Freeland walked d’Arnaud and Arcia adopted along with his sixteenth residence run of the season. Pillar then singled to chase Freeland.

Evan Justice got here on and after Pillar stole second Michael Harris II singled off Justice’s glove to convey residence Pillar.

Freeland (5-14) allowed seven runs — six earned — on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings.

Colorado obtained a run again within the backside of the sixth. Elias Diaz singled, Jones doubled and Hunter Goodman hit a sacrifice fly to middle to make it 7-2.

Vines (1-0) then obtained the ultimate out to finish his night. He allowed two runs on 4 hits and struck out 5 with one stroll in six innings.

Trejo led off the underside of the seventh along with his third residence run of the season.

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