Rockies clip Braves

Rockies clip Braves

The Colorado Rockies scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 Thursday night in the opener of a three-game series at Coors Field.

Colorado won the game as -145 favorites, and the 13 runs sailed OVER the posted over/under (9).

Chris Iannetta had two hits and drove in two runs to lead the Rockies. Juan Rincon got the win in relief, and Huston Street closed out the game for his 22nd save.

Jeff Francoeur had three hits and drove in two runs for the Braves. Mike Gonzalez gave up two runs in relief to suffer the loss.