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Desmond drives in five, Rockies pummel Braves

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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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