McMa­hon lifts Rock­ies in 9th

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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.

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