Braves hit 3 home runs in 13-10 win over Rockies

Braves hit 3 home runs in 13-10 win over Rockies

June 11th, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Atlanta Braves' Adrelton Simmons, left, is congratulated by Braves' Chris Johnson after Simmons grand slam home run that scored Johnson, Evan Gattis (24) and Tommy La Stella in the first inning of a baseball game in Denver on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

DENVER - Andrelton Simmons hit his first career grand slam as part of a seven-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 13-10 on Tuesday night.

Evan Gattis had a home run among his three hits and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves, who had season-highs of 16 hits and 13 runs.

The teams combined for 29 hits and neither starter made it out of the fifth inning. Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio lasted just 3 2-3 innings and Atlanta's Mike Minor left after giving up two hits to start the fifth.

David Hale (2-0) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for the win.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.