Rockies Lose to Braves

DENVER (AP) – Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman each homered and had two hits and the Atlanta Braves overcame a shaky start by Tommy Hanson to beat the Colorado Rockies 9-6 Thursday.

Brooks Conrad homered and Nate McLouth had two hits for Atlanta, which earned a split of the four-game series.

Craig Kimbrel pitched the ninth for his 30th save.

Carlos Gonzalez homered for the Rockies before leaving in the fifth inning with a right wrist injury while swinging – he fouled the ball off. He was taken to for an MRI. It’s the same wrist on which he sustained a deep bone bruise after running into the center-field wall on July 3. He missed eight games.

Rockies starter Jhoulys Chacin struggled for the second game in a row, allowing five runs on four hits and walking seven in 4-and-two-thirds innings.