The first strike came in the second inning when Evan Gattis clubbed a solo homer to dead center field. Come the fourth inning, no other Braves hitter had a hit, so Gattis obliged a second time, this time a two-run shot off Franklin Morales for a 3-0 lead.
Julio Teheran escaped trouble in the first and second innings, and retired 12 straight hitters on his way to his fourth win of the year. Three of Colorado's four hits came in the first two innings. Teheran also had seven strikeouts in six innings of work.
The game was in hand at this point with the way Teheran was pitching, but as icing on the cake, Chris Johnson added a two-run homer in the eighth.