Monday, July 25
Story helps Rockies sweep Braves with 7-2 win
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story lined his fourth homer in three games, Tyler Chatwood allowed one hit over five erratic innings and the Colorado Rockies swept the Atlanta Braves with a 7-2 win Sunday.
Nolan Arenado jumpstarted the offense with a three-run homer in the first and DJ LeMahieu added a solo shot in the fourth as the Rockies captured their 10th straight victory over the Braves at Coors Field.
Story launched a two-run shot in the fourth a day after breaking the NL rookie record for most homers by a shortstop. He now has 27 this season and moves closer to the major league rookie record for a shortstop. Nomar Garciaparra had 30 with Boston in 1997.
Chatwood (9-6) finished with an intriguing line: a career-high eight walks, one hit — Freddie Freeman's single in the first — six strikeouts and no runs.
Tyrell Jenkins (0-2) surrendered three homers and seven runs in 3 1/3 innings.
Gwinnett beats Buffalo 2-1 after Roney induces double play
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Bradley Roney got Tony Sanchez to hit into a game-ending double play with the bases loaded, leading the Gwinnett Braves to a 2-1 win over the Buffalo Bisons on Sunday. With the victory, the Braves swept the four-game series.
Gwinnett starter Casey Kelly (3-6) picked up the win after he struck out four and walked two while allowing four hits over seven scoreless innings. Scott Copeland (0-1) went three innings, allowing two runs and five hits while walking two in the International League game.
Gwinnett got on the board first in the fourth inning when Sean Kazmar hit a two-run single.
The Bisons cut into the deficit in the eighth inning when Darrell Ceciliani hit a solo home run.
Ceciliani homered and singled for the Bisons.
BBM-ROME BRAVES-WEST VIRGINIA
Hinsz, Reyes highlight 2-0 West Virginia win over Rome
ROME, Ga. (AP) -- Alfredo Reyes had four hits, and Gage Hinsz allowed just three hits over six innings as the West Virginia Power defeated the Rome Braves 2-0 Sunday.
Seth McGarry got Justin Ellison to hit into a double play with a runner on first to end the game for his sixth save of the season.
Hinsz (3-5) struck out two and walked two to get the win.
The only score of the game came in the third inning when Casey Hughston and Logan Ratledge scored on an error.
Ricardo Sanchez (5-8) went 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and six hits in the South Atlantic League game. He also struck out two and walked one.
The Braves were held scoreless for the 10th time this season, while the Power's staff recorded their ninth shutout of the year.
Despite the loss, Rome is 4-1 against West Virginia this season.
Weekend sweep for Kyle Busch at the Brickyard
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Busch won the Brickyard 400 to make it clean sweep at Indianapolis. He beat Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth to the finish line by 2.126 seconds. Jimmie Johnson was third.
Busch is the first NASCAR driver to sweep the Xfinity Series and Sprint Cup poles and races on the same weekend. He also joined Johnson as the only Cup drivers with back-to-back wins on Indy' 2.5-mile oval. Johnson won in 2008 and 2009.
Tony Stewart was 11th in his final Brickyard race after being assessed a late penalty for speeding on pit road.
Five-time race winner Jeff Gordon finished 13th after coming out of retirement to replace the injured Dale Earnhardt Jr. Earnhardt is fighting concussion-like symptoms and has not yet been cleared by doctors to drive.