Teheran dazzles, Braves pound four homers in rout of Rockies

Scott Cunningham

Evan Gattis, Justin Upton and Chris Johnson provided the offense for Julio Teheran.

El Oso Blanco and the Teheran-asaurus devoured the Rockies in impressive fashion in the series finale for the Braves with a 7-0 win.

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.

Immediately following a two-out walk to Freddie Freeman in the fifth, Justin Upton added to Colorado's misery with a towering home run to left, sending Morales to the showers.

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.

Win Expectancy

Source: FanGraphs
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