Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons celebrates scoring a run with catcher Brian McCann in the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Turner Field. (Photo by Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE) June 27, 2012
ATLANTA (AP) - Andrelton Simmons drove in Dan Uggla from first base with a triple off Edgmer Escalona in the 10th inning, and the Atlanta Braves won their fourth straight game with a 9-8 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
After Uggla led off with a walk, Simmons hit the ball too deep into the gap in left-center field for Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler to keep it from reaching the wall.
Scott Downs (1-0) earned the win after being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the day and arriving at Turner Field not long before the first pitch. The left-hander allowed one hit and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings.
Escalona (1-4) allowed one hit, one run and one walk in 12 pitches.
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