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Rockies win wet contest with Braves 5-3

Both starters didn't last past the first inning after a long rain delay.

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Persistent rain made a miserable night in Denver more miserable for the Braves as they drop the opener of this four-game series to the Rockies 5-3.

Alex Wood threw all of two pitches in a downpour before the tarp came out in the first inning. A delay of 126 minutes forced both Wood and Rockies starter Kyle Kendrick from the game early. Jake Brigham was the first to answer the call out of the bullpen for the Braves and gave up two runs on three first-inning doubles. He then gave up a solo homer to Drew Stubbs with one out in the second, followed by Troy Tulowitzki's sacrifice fly with the bases loaded later in the inning. Brigham allowed four runs on 10 hits in four innings.

Atlanta would at last score in the fifth inning. After David Hale, Friday's scheduled starter, was pressed into duty for 1.2 scoreless innings, the Braves took their hacks against Christian Friedrich when Hale had to leave with a groin injury. Two singles and a walk loaded the bases for Jace Peterson, and he lined a two-run double to right. Cameron Maybin's sacrifice fly brought the Braves within one, but that's as close as they'd get. Mike Foltynewicz gave back one of those runs, allowing three straight hits to open the home half of the fifth.

Colorado used seven relievers. Hale was credited with the win for the Rockies; Brigham took the loss. Carlos Gonzalez had three of the Rockies' six doubles.

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Source: FanGraphs

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