Minor, streaking Braves dominate Rockies, 9-0

7:32 PM, Jul 31, 2013   |    comments
Jul 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba (8) is checked on by Atlanta Braves right fielder Jason Heyward (22) after he was hit with a foul ball during the fifth inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Minor allowed only two hits in seven scoreless innings, Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in Atlanta's seven-run third, and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 9-0 Wednesday night for their sixth straight win.

Freddie Freeman drove in two runs with four hits as the Braves continued their offensive surge with 15 hits. The Braves have scored 29 runs while winning the first three games of the four-game series.

The Braves lead second-place Washington by 11 games in the NL East, their biggest advantage in nine years.

Minor (11-5) didn't walk a batter and didn't allow a Colorado baserunner to reach second base.

Tyler Chatwood (7-4) allowed a career-high seven earned runs on 10 hits, one walk and one hit batter in only 2 1-3 innings.

Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez left the game in the fourth inning after aggravating his sprained right middle finger.

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