published Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Braves top Rockies in cold game between hot teams

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, left, and relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel shake hands after their 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Denver.
Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis, left, and relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel shake hands after their 4-3 win over the Colorado Rockies in the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Denver.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

DENVER — On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues.

Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday.

Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues.

Pitching in short sleeves while many of the other players were bundled up, Mike Minor (3-1), allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. By the time Craig Kimbrel, pitched a one-hit ninth for his eighth save in eight chances, the temperature had warmed up to 27.

The announced crowd was 19,124. The previous low gametime temperature at Coors Field was 28 for games against Montreal on April 12, 1997, and versus the New York Mets last Thursday.

about Associated Press...

The Associated Press

videos »         

photos »         

e-edition »

advertisement
advertisement

Find a Business

400 East 11th St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
General Information (423) 756-6900
Copyright, Permissions, Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy, Ethics policy - Copyright ©2014, Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc. All rights reserved.
This document may not be reprinted without the express written permission of Chattanooga Publishing Company, Inc.