Atlanta recreates MLB history

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Atlanta recreates MLB history

Braves win two 1-0 games in a row on 1 unearned run
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One unearned run was enough for Atlanta starter Tim Hudson, who stranded eight Colorado runners. Craig Kimbrel completed the shutout with a scoreless ninth for his 34th save.
John Bazemore/Associated Press



Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin dropped a routine throw back to the mound from his catcher, and Juan Francisco raced home with the lone run in the Atlanta Braves’ second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Rockies.
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Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy hugs third baseman Chipper Jones goodbye Thursday in Atlanta. It’s the last time Tracy will manage against the Braves’ all-pro. Jones will retire at the end of this season.
Rockies rumpus

Braves SS Andrelton Simmons headed to Class A Lynchburg to complete his rehab assignment. He could rejoin Atlanta as soon as this weekend for the series in New York against the Mets. Simmons, the NL rookie of the month for June, has been out since breaking a finger in his right hand on a headfirst slide July 8. ... RHP Rob Scahill joined Colorado’s expanded roster for the final month. He spent the entire season at Triple-A Colorado Springs, going 9-11 with a 5.68 ERA. ... Braves closer Craig Kimbrel was lugging five large boxes around the clubhouse before the game. They contained a bunch of goodies he ordered for his teammates from the All-Star game. His fellow relievers got All-Star gnomes, while everyone else received a gray T-shirt. Kimbrel also ordered something for himself: a baseball covered in 24-carat gold.

Atlanta recreates MLB history

John Bazemore/Associated Press



One unearned run was enough for Atlanta starter Tim Hudson, who stranded eight Colorado runners. Craig Kimbrel completed the shutout with a scoreless ninth for his 34th save.
John Bazemore/Associated Press



Colorado starter Jhoulys Chacin dropped a routine throw back to the mound from his catcher, and Juan Francisco raced home with the lone run in the Atlanta Braves’ second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Rockies.
John Bazemore/Associated Press



Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy hugs third baseman Chipper Jones goodbye Thursday in Atlanta. It’s the last time Tracy will manage against the Braves’ all-pro. Jones will retire at the end of this season.
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