The Colorado Rockies were down to their final out of the game, but Carlos Gonzalez delivered exactly what he needed to: a game-winning RBI single. Dexter Fowler started things with two outs when he reached second base on a 3B Martin Prado fielding error. Eric O'Flaherty then followed with an intentional walk of Ty Wigginton in order to face Carlos Gonzalez. It did not pay off and the Rockies picked up the 3-2 victory.
In the bottom of the first inning, Todd Helton clubbed a two-run home run (11), but the next seven innings proved difficult to do much. Braves starters Tim Hudson went seven innings and struck out five, allowing just those two runs. Jonny Venters had not trouble in the bottom of the eight, though he did wind up walking Troy Tulowitzki after two outs were on the board.
As things turned out, however, Juan Nicasio matched the Braves each inning. Catcher David Ross did double in Jason Heyward in the top of the second inning, but that was the only run Nicasio allowed in seven innings on the mound. In the eighth, Rex Brothers did allow a Jordan Schafer single before recording two outs. Matt Lindstrom came in, saw Schafer steal second and then gave up an RBI single to Dan Uggla. Huston Street picked up his first win, as he went 1-2-3 in the top of the ninth.
The Rockies (47-51, 26-25 home) go for the series victory Thursday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. MT. Tommy Hanson and Jhoulys Chacin take the mound.