Braves blanked by Colorado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday September 4, 2012

ATLANTA (AP) -- Carlos Gonzalez hit his second home run since July 23 to give Colorado the lead, Jordan Pacheco also homered and drove in two runs, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Four pitchers combined on a nine-hit shutout. Carlos Torres (4-1), who took over after starter Drew Pomeranz lasted only three innings, threw three scoreless frames. He allowed three hits with no walks and three strikeouts.

Rex Brothers and Matt Belisle completed the shutout.

Gonzalez ended a scoreless tie with a one-out homer off Tommy Hanson in the fourth that landed deep into the center field seats.

Gonzalez, who had two hits, has 22 homers -- including his most recent shot before Tuesday on Aug. 24.

Pacheco led off the fifth with his fourth homer for a 2-0 lead.

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