Posted: Aug 25, 2010 12:31 AM
DENVER (AP) - Jorge De La Rosa pitched seven effective innings and Carlos Gonzalez hit his 26th home run to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.
Seth Smith also homered and Eric Young had a career-high three hits for the Rockies.
Huston Street worked the ninth for his 12th save.
Alex Gonzalez homered and had two RBIs for Atlanta, which has lost two straight.
De La Rosa (5-4) had his best outing since missing nearly three months with a torn pulley tendon on his left middle finger. He allowed two runs and six hits, struck out seven, walked one in earning his second win since coming off the disabled list July 9.
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