How the game was won: The Rockies erased a three-run deficit by scoring four runs off Shelby Miller in the seventh inning of a 6-3 win against the Braves at Turner Field. Miller (5-11) hasn’t won in more than 3 1/2 months, and this time blew a 3-0 lead after the Braves got consecutive homers from Jonny Gomes and Adonis Garcia to start the sixth inning. Miller gave up nine hits, four runs and two walks, including five hits in the seventh, the biggest blow a two-run triple by Jose Reyes for a 4-3 lead. Brandon Barnes added a two-run homer off Edwin Jackson in the eighth.
Number: 18. Consecutive winless starts for Shelby Miller, the most by a Braves pitcher within a single season since the team moved to Atlanta in 1966, and the most by any All-Star pitcher in a season in which he made the All-Star team. Nolan Ryan had the previous record of 13 consecutive winless starts with the 1983 Astros.
What’s next: The Braves have a day off Thursday before welcoming to town the New York Yankees, who are expected to draw huge crowds to Turner Field in a three-game series that begins Friday at 7:35 p.m. Rookie Williams Perez (4-4, 4.76 ERA) faces Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (9-6, 3.61) in the series opener.
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