Jon Gray pitches Rockies past Braves 3-0

Colorado Rockies' Jon Gray pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)

ATLANTA (AP) - Jon Gray pitched Colorado to its first shutout in Atlanta in five years.

This time, he was quite good on the road.

Gray pitched five-hit ball into the seventh inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer and the Rockies beat the Braves 3-0 on Sunday.

It was Colorado's first shutout in Atlanta since a 6-0 win on Sept. 4, 2012. Gray improved to 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in four career starts against the Braves, including two wins this month.

"He was turning it loose," Rockies manager Bud Black said. "At times it was good old country Oklahoma hardball, and I like that from our guys."

Rockies catcher Tony Walters, who threw out two baserunners attempting to steal, said Gray "did a great job slowing the game down ... of just executing his pitches and staying in the moment, pitch to pitch."

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