The Braves ended a five-game losing streak at home Sunday, thanks to some Josh Donaldson heroics.
Snapped: The Braves’ five-game skid was tied for the team’s longest in SunTrust Park’s short, three-year history. The win also ended the Rockies’ dominance at the ballpark. Colorado’s eight-game win streak at SunTrust Park was tied for the franchise’s longest winning streak in a visiting ballpark.
Rainmaker: Josh Donaldson's three-run shot — off Colorado's Seunghwan Oh in the eighth inning — marked the 12th go-ahead homer of his career in the eighth inning or later. Donaldson has at least one extra-base hit in 11 of his last 18 games.
Leadoff man: Ozzie Albies became the fifth Atlanta leadoff hitter to homer in his first two plate appearances of a game. Albies homered on 1-0 pitches in the first inning and third inning to join Josh Anderson (Sept. 27, 2008), Rafael Furcal (May 28, 2003), Claudell Washington (April 18, 1984) and Ralph Garr (May 24, 1974).
Since becoming Atlanta’s primary leadoff hitter on April 13, Albies’ 18 runs scored are most in baseball.
Freddie streak: Freddie Freeman extended his streak of reaching base to the first 27 games of the season. Freeman’s streak is tied for the longest season-opening streak in Atlanta-era history, matching the mark set by J.D. Drew in 2004.
Freeman reached base four times and has reached 56 times on the season, breaking the franchise record for most times on base prior to the end of April.
Two firsts: Jacob Webb tossed 0.1 scoreless inning to earn his first career win. Luke Jackson recorded the final two outs to earn his first career save of fewer than three innings.
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