Bravo! Rockies Sweep Four Against Braves, 4-2

Wade Davis - CHris Iannetta - Daniel Shirey/Getty Images

Colorado Rockies closer Wade Davis (l) and catcher Chris Iannetta celebrate a 4-2 win and a four-game series sweep of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. (Photo: Daniel Shirey/Getty Images)

The Colorado Rockies are winning games and making history.

Sunday, the Rockies finished off their first-ever four-game road sweep of the Atlanta Braves, winning 4-2 at SunTrust Park.

Rockies starter German Marquez spotted the Braves a first inning run but Rockies shortstop tied the game with a solo home run in the second.

Then in the third, with two outs and nobody on, D.J. LeMahieu homered to give the Rockies a 2-1 lead. David Dahl followed with a double and Nolan Arendao singled him home for a 3-1 advantage.

The Braves answered with a run in the sixth to close within 3-2. But Carlos Gonzalez brought home Ryan McMahon with an RBI single in the ninth and Wade Davis closed out the Braves in the bottom half, allowing a single while striking out the side.

Marquez was good again. He went seven innings and gave up two runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts. The win raised his record to 11-9.

The Rockies took five of six games on the road trip and have won eight of their last nine games.


The Rockies return home to face the San Diego Padres on Tuesday, August 21. Coverage starts at 6 p.m. on KOA NewsRadio 850 AM and 94.1 FM.

Here are the full KOA NewsRadio highlights from Sunday's win.


After the win, KOA NewsRadio Voice of the Rockies Jerry Schemmel spoke with Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado.


Postgame comments from Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu.


Postgame comments from Rockies pitcher German Marquez (first base coach Tony Diaz serving as the interpreter).


Postgame comments from Rockies manager Bud Black.



--This is the first time the Rockies have ever won a four-game series in Atlanta. 

--Also, had previously swept only one series (three games or longer) in Atlanta, a three-game set in 1997 (Sept. 12-14).  Did sweep a two-game series 4/25-26/98 at Turner Field.

--That three-game sweep in ’97 started a then club-record five-game win streak in Atlanta(9/12/97-4/26/98).  The Rockies surpassed that win string in Atlanta today with this  current six-game win streak at SunTrust Park.

--Colorado has won 10 of 12 in Atlanta as well as the last 11 of 15 here in Georgia.

--Trevor Story has reached base safely in 16 straight games

--DJ LeMahieu homered in consecutive games Saturday and Sunday for the second time in his career (also, April 5-6, 2016 at Arizona).


--Story batting .326 since May 15, fourth in the Majors, second in NL.

--Since June 28, Trevor Story’s .352 average (56-for-159)  leads the National League.  That includes a.385 clip (30-for-78) on the road.  He has hit safely in 18 of his past 21 road games with .442 on-base and a .692 slugging percentages.

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