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Recap: Braves 5, Rockies 6
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 3
Venue: Coors Field
Date: April 24, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
  

DENVER (AP) - Even Atlanta closer Craig Kimbrel blows saves from time to time.

Kimbrel was one out away from earning his ninth save of the season before he gave up two runs in the ninth inning.

The Braves went on to lose 6-5 in 12 innings to the Rockies, denying Atlanta of a three-game sweep.

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``Closer is a tough situation and saves are tough to come by,' Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. ``He is human and there are days when they won't convert them.'

``Today, he didn't convert it,' Gonzalez said.

Kimbrel had converted all eight saves this season and the last 10 chances to preserve games a year ago when he was 42-for-45. He last blew a save on Aug. 31, 2012 against Philadelphia

``I got hurt with some pitches,' Kimbrel said. ``I didn't execute.'

Wilin Rosario scored from second on Yorvit Torrealba's single to left and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Braves on Wednesday.

The Rockies rallied off Kimbrel in the ninth to deny Tim Hudson his 200th career win. Dexter Fowler hit a tying double off the wall in left with two outs. Jonathan Herrera hit a one-out double and pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki followed with a single before Eric Young Jr. struck out.

``I tried to elevate it to Herrera, but I didn't get it up enough,' Kimbrel said. ``Tulo came up and hit a good curveball and then Fowler hit the ball well.

Fowler's drive took leftfielder Justin Upton back to the wall. The ball eluded Upton and carried back toward thr infield.

``I misread it,' Justin Upton said. ``It was hit hard and I retreated, but not far enough back to catch it.'

Rosario led off the 12th with a double to left off Luis Ayala (1-1). After Cuddyer was intentionally walked, Belisle, who had to bat with no one else left on the bench, struck out on a bunt attempt.

Torrealba ripped a single to left, and Justin Upton's throw home was wide as Rosario slid in with the winning run.

Hudson looked set for his milestone win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, struck out three and helped out with an RBI single in the fourth.

It was 48 degrees at first pitch, more than double Tuesday's 23-degree start to the doubleheader. Sunshine bathed Coors Field in the final game of a 10-game homestand that included three postponements due to snow.

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game and made his first major league start of the season. He allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits and struck out three in six innings.

He left trailing 5-3 after Atlanta scored twice in the fourth on Herrera's throwing error and Jordan Schafer's RBI single.

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead when Cuddyer and Rutledge homered off Hudson on consecutive at_bats. It was the first time this season Colorado has hit back-to-back home runs this season.

Atlanta rallied to take the lead in the fourth. Freddie Freeman's double to right scored Upton from first, Juan Francisco singled to center to drive in Freeman and Hudson's single made it 3-2.

Chatwood answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single that bounced off home plate, allowing Chris Nelson to score from third.

``There will be no residue the next time he goes out there,' Gonalez said of Kimbrell. ``He will be fine and he will take the ball the next time.'

NOTES: Atlanta OF Jason Heyward was released from the hospital Tuesday after an appendectomy Monday night. ... Colorado 1B Todd Helton (strained left forearm) was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game. The Rockies have not determined if Helton needs to go on the DL. ... Paul Maholm (3-1) will start Atlanta's series opener in Detroit on Friday. ... The Braves failed to hit a home run after hitting six in the first two games of the series.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Braves at Rockies
Mon, Apr 22 - 8:40PM EDT
 Recaps
GAME 2
Braves at Rockies
Tue, Apr 23 Final 10 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Braves at Rockies
Wed, Apr 24 Final 5 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -125   +130   9.5 
 COL  +115   -150   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  -125   +120   9.5 
 COL  +115   -140   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 ATL  71%   86%   77% 
 COL  29%   14%   23% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Apr 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 10 Cover: +112 
 COL 2 Over: 12 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 23, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 4 Cover: +100 
 COL 3 Under: 7 
 Tools:   Boxscores    Recaps
 Apr 22, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 ATL 0 Under: 0 
 COL 0 Cover: +109 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Wednesday, Apr 24
 
    Blue Jays at Orioles
12:35 PM EDT
    Cubs at Reds
12:35 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Nationals
1:05 PM EDT
    Indians at White Sox
2:10 PM EDT
    Mariners at Astros
2:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Rockies
3:10 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Giants
3:45 PM EDT
    Athletics at Red Sox
4:05 PM EDT
    Royals at Tigers
7:05 PM EDT
    Pirates at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Rangers at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Brewers at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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