McMahon lifts Rockies in 9th
DENVER — Ryan McMahon hit a two-run homer in the ninth to lift the Rockies to a 3-1 win over the Braves on Monday.
McMahon hit a 1-1 fastball from Jerry Blevins just over the scoreboard in right field for the second game-ending homer of his career.
Nolan Arenado started the inning with a walk off Anthony Swarzak (1-2).
Jairo Diaz (5-3) blew the save in the ninth but got the win.
Monday was a makeup from the April 10th game postponed due to inclement weather and forced the Braves to crisscross the country.
The Braves traveled to Denver on Sunday night after playing in New York, and right after the game boarded a plane for Toronto to take on the Blue Jays.
Rockies starter Tim Melville pitched five scoreless innings and now has allowed just one run over 12 innings since being recalled from Triple A last week. The 29-year-old journeyman was pitching in the Atlantic League this spring before signing a minor league deal with the Rockies.
He escaped a run in the fourth when Freddie Freeman was thrown out at home trying to score from second, and in the fifth Freeman grounded out with the bases loaded to end another threat.
Braves starter Julio Teheran didn’t allow a run over six innings and has a 13-inning scoreless streak.
The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the eighth on Charlie Blackmon’s sacrifice fly, but the Braves tied it in the ninth when pinch-hitter Adeiny Hechavarria drove in a run with a sacrifice fly.
Tony Wolters douses Ryan McMahon after his walk-off, two-run homer Monday.