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Blackmon homers in 9th to break tie, Rockies hold off Braves 7-6

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ATLANTA (AP) -

Charlie Blackmon hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Arodys Vizcaino and the Colorado Rockies held on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 on Saturday night.
    
D.J. LeMahieu added two solo homers and Trevor Story had a two-run double as the Rockies improved to 6-12 since Aug. 6. Colorado began the day with a 3 1/2-game lead for the second NL wild-card spot, but they had lost 24 of 31 on the road.
    
Vizcaino (3-3), who had a 1.42 ERA in his last 41 games, was not in a save situation, but the Atlanta closer allowed three runs and three hits and failed to record an out. He was pulled after LeMahieu's sixth homer made it 7-4.
    
Pat Neshek (4-3) pitched a perfect eighth to get the win. Jake McGee got a game-ending double play in the ninth to pick up his second save.
 

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