Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Eric Hinske put on a hitting clinic Friday at
The burly slugger racked up four hits, including the go-ahead two-run homer in
the top of the 11th inning as the Atlanta Braves topped the Colorado Rockies,
9-8, in the opener of a three-game series.
Hinske finished with three RBI, while Freddie Freeman added a two-run shot
among his four hits, Brian McCann contributed a two-run single and Chipper
Jones went 3-for-5 with a solo shot and three runs scored for the Braves, who
dropped 2-of-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies earlier in the week.
Chad Durbin (2-0) tossed a scoreless 10th inning to pick up the win and Craig
Kimbrel gave up a run in the 11th, but nailed down his ninth save of the
Jonathan Herrera ripped a solo homer among his two hits, while Todd Helton
finished 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and two runs scored. Dexter Fowler added a
two-run single for the Rockies, who have dropped two of their last three.
Edgmer Escalona (0-1) was saddled with the loss after giving up Hinske's
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