DENVER — The sight of the Colorado Rockies wearing forest green uniforms wasn't nearly as out of the ordinary as this: a second straight low-scoring, extra-inning game at Coors Field.
Or this: a second straight clinic on how to pitch at the hitter-friendly ballpark from the Atlanta Braves.
Adam Duvall capped a four-run 11th inning with a two-run homer, and the Braves spoiled the debut of Colorado's new — and very green — MLB City Connect uniforms by beating the Rockies 6-2 on Saturday night.
But it was the arms of Atlanta that stole the show for the second straight night. After holding the Rockies to three hits during a 3-1 win in 10 innings on Friday, when it was scoreless after nine, they limited Colorado's bats to just three hits again.
It's the first time the Rockies have been held to three or fewer hits in back-to-back games at Coors Field in franchise history.
"Phenomenal job," Braves third baseman Austin Riley said of his team's pitchers. "Can't say enough."
The work on the mound was backed by clutch hitting late. Marcell Ozuna and William Contreras each lined a two-out, run-scoring double off Jhoulys Chacín (3-2) in the 11th to set the stage for Duvall, whose blast finished a sensational all-around night for the Braves.
Rookie starter Spencer Strider and six relievers baffled the Rockies, with A.J. Minter (2-0) earning the win and Jackson Stephens closing it out the 11th.
"Everyone kind of builds it up to what it is," Minter said of the big field at a high elevation. "You've got to give credit to this bullpen for just going out there and staying within themselves and not doing anything special."
This was only the fifth time a game at Coors Field has gone into extra innings tied at 1, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
"That was a good game — all the way through," said Riley, who hit his 14th homer of the season, a solo shot in the sixth that tied the game.
Both teams scored a run in the 10th, with Atlanta's Ronald Acuña Jr. hitting a sacrifice fly and Colorado's Elias Díaz delivering an RBI single.
Colorado's Kyle Freeland scattered five hits over seven innings and struck out three batters in a no-decision start. Once again, the Rockies struggled to sync up timely hitting with quality pitching.
"It's frustrating," Freeland said. "You want to be firing on all cylinders. You want your offense to be putting up runs, you want your pitchers to be going out there and getting deep in games and throwing up goose eggs. It's a spot that we need to get to if we want to get back to .500 and then start building from there."
It was perhaps fitting Freeland was on the mound for the unveiling of the team's new jerseys, given that he's a Denver native.
Usually decked out in purple, the Rockies wore green-and-white tops that featured a silhouette of the state's snow-covered mountains. The look was complete with green pants, white belt and a yellow 5280 patch on the right sleeve in honor of the city's Mile-High nickname.
Strider set the tone for Atlanta with four solid innings, allowing two hits and striking out five batters. Colorado got on the board in the fourth when Strider's pitch got by Contreras and allowed Brendan Rodgers to score from third.
Before the game, several of the Atlanta players were taking close-range grounders from third base coach Ron Washington. It showed as the Braves made several sensational plays in the field.
The biggest was turned in by shortstop Dansby Swanson with two outs and the bases loaded in the third. Ryan McMahon sent a hard grounder that was tailing away from Swanson, who knocked it down, picked it up and threw to first to end the threat.
McMahon slammed his helmet in frustration.
The Braves improved to 27-27, reaching .500 for the first time since they were 5-5 in mid-April. A night after becoming the last MLB team this season to win three games in a row, they extended their streak and gave themselves an opportunity at their first series sweep of the season.
They'll go after it in Sunday's finale of the four-game set in Denver, starting right-hander Charlie Morton (3-3, 5.47). The Rockies will go with righty Ryan Feltner (1-1, 3.71), who picked up his first MLB win the last time out.