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Colorado Rockies break out bats, rout Atlanta Braves 12-6

DENVER (AP) - Yorvit Torrealba hit a three-run home run to cap off a six-run third inning and the Colorado Rockies won their third straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 12-6 in Denver.

Matt Holliday had a triple and two RBIs and Ryan Spilborghs went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs in a spot start for the Rockies, who put up their highest run total of the young season. Their previous high was just four runs, in a win Tuesday night against the Braves.

Mark Redman (1-1) pitched five innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Chuck James (0-1), who was activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, gave up six runs in three innings in his first start of the season. James hit three batters.

The Rockies broke open the game in the third, sending nine batters to the plate and scoring six runs with the help of just three hits. James hit two batters in the frame, including Willy Taveras to lead off the inning.

Troy Tulowitzki followed with a walk, and after Todd Helton struck out, Matt Holliday tripled to left.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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