Dansby Swanson and Ronald Acuña Jr. homered, leading Max Fried and the Atlanta Braves past the Colorado Rockies 7-1 on Tuesday night.
Fried took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday and carried that momentum into Denver. The left-hander allowed an unearned run and five hits in six innings.
In four games, two starts, Fried has yet to allow an earned run in 13 2/3 innings.
Colorado has dropped its first five home games. It has lost nine of 10 overall since winning the first two games of the season.
German Marquez has been the Rockies’ best starter so far, and he was rewarded with a new contract Saturday that runs through the 2023 season. He entered with a 0.69 ERA but allowed more runs in the fourth inning (four) than he had in his first two starts combined.
Acuña went deep on the first pitch of the second. Freddie Freeman singled in Josh Donaldson in the fourth before Swanson hit a drive to center for a three-run homer.
Acuña also homered during Monday’s 8-6 victory over the Rockies.
Ian Desmond hit an RBI single in the fourth for Colorado.
Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (bone spur) could return to the rotation this weekend. Foltynewicz pitched 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Gwinnett. “We will test him again tomorrow and make a decision,” Atlanta manager Brian Snitker said. “He could start in five games.”
Rockies: OF David Dahl was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left-side core injury. He got hurt in his first at-bat Sunday night against the Dodgers. OF Yonathan Daza was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque and made his major league debut in right field.
MILE HIGH MEMORY
Tuesday marked the 26th anniversary of Colorado’s first home game. The Rockies beat the Montreal Expos 11-4 that afternoon, with Eric Young homering in the first in front of a crowd of 80,227.
Young, whose son, Eric Young Jr., also played for the Rockies, is now the first base coach for the Braves.
Braves: RHP Kevin Gausman (1-0, 0.00) allowed just two hits over seven innings in his first start of the season against Miami.
Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman will be recalled to make his first start of the season in place of LHP Tyler Anderson (left knee inflammation).