ATLANTA (AP) - Yunel Escobar hit a three-run homer in a nine-run
fourth inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 12-4
on Wednesday night for their second straight lopsided win in the
The Rockies, who gave up 10 runs in the seventh inning of their
11-4 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday, were tied 1-1 with the Braves
before the big inning.
The Braves beat the Rockies 8-1 on Tuesday night, then set a
season high with the 12 runs Wednesday. The nine-run inning was
their biggest of the season.
Atlanta lost leadoff hitter Omar Infante in the sixth inning. He
broke a bone in his left hand when hit by a pitch from Manny
The Rockies have lost six of eight to fall a season-low nine
games below .500.