Desmond drives in five, Rockies pummel Braves


The Colorado Rockies were due for an offensive explosion and they got one in their second game against the Braves in Atlanta.

Getting three-hit nights from four different players and five RBI out of Ian Desmond, the club cruised to its most comfortable victory since the All-Star Break, pummeling the NL East leaders by a score of 11-5.

Starter Kyle Freeland was fantastic once again, though he didn't need to be, allowing just three hits and a run that score only after an error allowed the runner to reach base.

In addition to Desmond breaking out of a mini-slump, the top of the lineup in Charlie Blackmon an DJ LeMahieu burst out, going 6-for-12 with five runs scored and four RBI.

The Braves took an early lead by taking advantage of a Trevor Story throwing error in the first. Employing his patented spin throw but rushing it a bit with the speedy Ronald Acuna Jr. running, his throw was high, allowing the first base runner of the game.

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