Posted: Jul 21, 2011 7:26 PM by Lee Douglas
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 straight game, allowing five runs on four hits and walking seven in 4 2-3 innings.
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