Teheran finally wins again at home, Braves top Rockies 5-2

ATLANTA (AP) All Julio Teheran needed to snap an Atlanta-record home losing streak was a visit from the Colorado Rockies, one of his favorite opponents.

Teheran won at home for the first time in four months, Matt Kemp and Kurt Suzuki hit home runs and the Atlanta Braves beat Chad Bettis and the Rockies 5-2 on Friday night.

Teheran (8-11) snapped his streak of nine straight home losses, the longest in Atlanta history, as he limited Colorado to two runs and five hits with no walks in 7 1/3 innings.

''He's been tough on the Rockies for his entire career,'' Colorado outfielder Carlos Gonzalez said. ''He did a great job mixing his pitches.''

Teheran improved to 5-1 in eight career starts against the Rockies and has sometimes been dominant even when he hasn't won. He threw seven scoreless innings while receiving a no decision in the Braves' 3-0 loss at Colorado on Aug. 14. He took his plan from that performance into Friday night's game.

''I don't feel I have to change anything,'' Teheran said. ''I just kept the same plan and it worked today.''

Teheran, the two-time All-Star expected to be Atlanta's ace in its rebuilding phase, said ''It feels pretty good'' to finally win at home. He might have lasted longer if not for problems with cramping that led to his exit in the eighth after throwing 88 pitches.

Kemp and Suzuki each hit first-pitch homers off Bettis (0-1). Kemp hit a two-run shot in the first and Suzuki led off the second with a line-drive shot over the left-field wall. Kemp had three hits.

Mark Reynolds hit his 27th homer in the seventh for Colorado.

Bettis, making his third start since his return from surgery and treatment for testicular cancer, allowed five runs in five innings.

Arodys Vizcaino pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Teheran beat San Diego in his first start at SunTrust Park on April 14. The right-hander was 0-9 with a 7.37 ERA in his next 12 home starts. He is 6-2 with a 3.24 ERA in 12 road starts.

''I'm just really glad to see him go out and have an outing like that here,'' Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

The Rockies have lost five of six but still hold one of the two NL wild cards.

As part of Major League Baseball's first Players Weekend featuring nontraditional uniforms, Braves players wore dark blue shirts with red sleeves, numbers and caps and white pants. The Rockies' road gray uniforms had light purple sleeves, numbers and caps.

Teheran, who wore his initials ''JT'' for his jersey nickname, gave up Charlie Blackmon's run-scoring single in the third but then allowed only one baserunner the next three innings.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: Blackmon fell while suffering from cramping in his left leg after taking a big swing on a foul ball in the eighth. He left the game with a trainer. Pat Valaika replaced Blackmon and struck out. Manager Bud Black said he hopes Blackmon can play on Saturday night.

Braves: LHP Ian Krol (left oblique strain) and RHP Luke Jackson (right shoulder strain) could be ready to come off the DL on Sept. 1, when rosters are expanded. ... INF Johan Camargo (right knee bone bruise) still is not able to make cuts in his workouts.

EIGHT WAS ENOUGH

Craig McMurtry (1984) and Shelby Miller (2015) each lost eight straight home games for Atlanta.

COLOR THEIR WORLD

Players took advantage of the freedom to add more color. Colorado's Bettis, Reynolds, Jon Gray and Raimel Tapia and Atlanta's Ozzie Albies were among players to wear multicolored striped socks.

Ender Inciarte wore gold cleats.

Gonzalez had his face painted on the sweet spot of his bat, which also had purple trim.

HI, I'M HARRY

Black had real name ''Harry'' on jersey. He noted that long-timers such as Braves executives John Schuerholz and John Hart call him Harry.

UP NEXT

Rockies: LHP Kyle Freeland (11-8, 3.71) allowed three runs on four hits in six innings in a no-decision against Atlanta at Coors Field in the Braves' 4-3 win on Aug. 15.

Braves: LHP Sean Newcomb (2-7, 4.13) will face Freeland in a matchup of rookie left-handers. Newcomb will try for his second straight home win after throwing five scoreless innings in an 8-1 win over the Reds on Sunday.

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  • W: J. Teheran (8-11)L: C. Bettis (0-1)S: A. Vizcaino (8)
  • HR: COL - M. Reynolds (27), ATL - K. Suzuki (15), M. Kemp (15)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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N. Arenado 3B40000001.310.366.594.9600.0
G. Parra LF40100010.344.374.517.8910.5
M. Reynolds 1B41211001.277.364.514.8788.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000001.238.306.358.6640.0
J. Lucroy C30000011.248.318.349.667-0.5
T. Story SS31100010.223.305.418.7222.5
C. Bettis P00000000.000.250.000.2500.0
b- A. Amarista PH10000000.235.265.356.6200.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.152.152.182.000-
c- R. Tapia PH-CF10000000.276.326.410.7370.0
  • a-announced for Blackmon in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Bettis in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Chatwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40010002.301.344.402.7461.0
B. Phillips 3B40110010.288.328.426.7531.5
F. Freeman 1B31000111.326.421.6231.0441.5
M. Kemp LF41321010.294.341.482.8239.5
L. Adams PR-LF00000000.286.340.408.7482.0
N. Markakis RF40000002.279.358.398.7560.0
K. Suzuki C41111011.268.342.546.8895.5
O. Albies 2B21200200.247.314.455.7688.0
D. Swanson SS21000202.223.304.328.6323.0
J. Teheran P10000001.143.178.143.3210.0
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH10000003.269.313.515.8280.0
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded out for Freeman in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (18), T. Story (17)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (27)
  • SH - C. Bettis
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (80), M. Reynolds (85)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (22), O. Albies (4)
  • HR - M. Kemp (15), K. Suzuki (15)
  • SH - J. Teheran 2 (12)
  • RBI - E. Inciarte (45), B. Phillips (49), M. Kemp 2 (51), K. Suzuki (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips (14), M. Kemp 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Adams (8), O. Albies (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bettis (L, 0-1)5.06552323.791.21-1.5
T. Chatwood2.00001005.081.455.0
A. Ottavino1.01002105.111.660.5
PITCHERSIP
C. Bettis (L, 0-1)5.0
T. Chatwood2.0
A. Ottavino1.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran (W, 8-11)7.15220414.901.3726.0
S. Freeman (H, 6)0.20000103.061.300.5
A. Vizcaino (S, 8)1.01000102.111.029.5
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran (W, 8-11)7.1
S. Freeman (H, 6)0.2
A. Vizcaino (S, 8)1.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bettis 76-48, T. Chatwood 24-14, A. Ottavino 30-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bettis 3-9, T. Chatwood 3-3, A. Ottavino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Bettis 23, T. Chatwood 7, A. Ottavino 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 88-69, S. Freeman 5-4, A. Vizcaino 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 7-10, S. Freeman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 26, S. Freeman 2, A. Vizcaino 4
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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C. Blackmon CF40110020.337.398.6191.0171.0
a- P. Valaika PH0000-000.261.288.542.000-
A. Ottavino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
D. LeMahieu 2B40100011.312.375.389.7640.5
N. Arenado 3B40000001.310.366.594.9600.0
G. Parra LF40100010.344.374.517.8910.5
M. Reynolds 1B41211001.277.364.514.8788.0
C. Gonzalez RF30000001.238.306.358.6640.0
J. Lucroy C30000011.248.318.349.667-0.5
T. Story SS31100010.223.305.418.7222.5
C. Bettis P00000000.000.250.000.2500.0
b- A. Amarista PH10000000.235.265.356.6200.0
T. Chatwood P0000-000.152.152.182.000-
c- R. Tapia PH-CF10000000.276.326.410.7370.0
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  • a-announced for Blackmon in the 8th
  • b-lined out for Bettis in the 6th
  • c-grounded out for Chatwood in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Inciarte CF40010002.301.344.402.7461.0
B. Phillips 3B40110010.288.328.426.7531.5
F. Freeman 1B31000111.326.421.6231.0441.5
M. Kemp LF41321010.294.341.482.8239.5
L. Adams PR-LF00000000.286.340.408.7482.0
N. Markakis RF40000002.279.358.398.7560.0
K. Suzuki C41111011.268.342.546.8895.5
O. Albies 2B21200200.247.314.455.7688.0
D. Swanson SS21000202.223.304.328.6323.0
J. Teheran P10000001.143.178.143.3210.0
S. Freeman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- M. Adams PH10000003.269.313.515.8280.0
A. Vizcaino P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
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  • a-grounded out for Freeman in the 8th
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Reynolds (18), T. Story (17)
  • HR - M. Reynolds (27)
  • SH - C. Bettis
  • RBI - C. Blackmon (80), M. Reynolds (85)
BATTING
  • 2B - M. Kemp (22), O. Albies (4)
  • HR - M. Kemp (15), K. Suzuki (15)
  • SH - J. Teheran 2 (12)
  • RBI - E. Inciarte (45), B. Phillips (49), M. Kemp 2 (51), K. Suzuki (39)
  • 2-Out RBI - B. Phillips (14), M. Kemp 2 (23)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - L. Adams (8), O. Albies (2)
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
C. Bettis (L, 0-1)5.06552323.791.21-1.5
T. Chatwood2.00001005.081.455.0
A. Ottavino1.01002105.111.660.5
Total8.0755542---
PITCHERSIP
C. Bettis (L, 0-1)5.0
T. Chatwood2.0
A. Ottavino1.0
Total8.0
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Teheran (W, 8-11)7.15220414.901.3726.0
S. Freeman (H, 6)0.20000103.061.300.5
A. Vizcaino (S, 8)1.01000102.111.029.5
Total9.0622061---
PITCHERSIP
J. Teheran (W, 8-11)7.1
S. Freeman (H, 6)0.2
A. Vizcaino (S, 8)1.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - C. Bettis 76-48, T. Chatwood 24-14, A. Ottavino 30-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Bettis 3-9, T. Chatwood 3-3, A. Ottavino 1-1
  • Batters Faced - C. Bettis 23, T. Chatwood 7, A. Ottavino 6
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Teheran 88-69, S. Freeman 5-4, A. Vizcaino 16-10
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Teheran 7-10, S. Freeman 1-0
  • Batters Faced - J. Teheran 26, S. Freeman 2, A. Vizcaino 4
  • 7TH INNING
    Reynolds homered to left center25
  • 3RD INNING
    Blackmon singled to center, Story scored15
  • 2ND INNING
    Phillips singled to left, Swanson scored05
    Inciarte grounded out to first, Albies scored, Swanson to third04
    Suzuki homered to left center03
  • 1ST INNING
    Kemp homered to left center, Freeman scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • Arodys Vizcaino pitching
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Arenado flied out to right
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra singled to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Parra to second on fielder's indifference, Reynolds flied out to deep left
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 8TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • T. Story: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Story popped out to first
    • Raimel Tapia hit for Tyler Chatwood
    • Sam Freeman relieved Julio Teheran
    • R. Tapia: Ball, Tapia grounded out to second
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Foul
    • Valaika struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Adam Ottavino pitching
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Kemp doubled to left center
    • Lane Adams ran for Matt Kemp
    • N. Markakis: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Markakis flied out to center
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Ball, Adams stole third, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Strike swinging, Suzuki struck out swinging
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Albies walked
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Albies stole second, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Swanson walked
    • Matt Adams hit for Sam Freeman
    • M. Adams: Strike looking, Ball, Adams grounded out to third
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Strike looking, Foul, Parra lined out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Reynolds homered to left center
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to center
    • J. Lucroy: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Lucroy struck out looking
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • T. Chatwood Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Inciarte grounded out to second
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Phillips flied out to deep center
    • F. Freeman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Freeman flied out to deep left
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Chad Bettis
    • A. Amarista: Strike looking, Ball, Amarista lined out to left
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon flied out to left
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu reached on an infield single to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Arenado grounded out to pitcher
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Tyler Chatwood pitching
    • K. Suzuki: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Suzuki flied out to right
    • O. Albies: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Albies walked
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Swanson reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Albies out at second
    • J. Teheran: Foul, Teheran grounded out to third
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • J. Lucroy: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Lucroy flied out to left
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • B. Phillips: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Phillips struck out swinging
    • F. Freeman: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Freeman struck out swinging
    • M. Kemp: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Kemp singled to right
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Markakis flied out to center
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Arenado lined out to pitcher
    • G. Parra: Strike swinging, Ball, Parra grounded out to second
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Reynolds lined out to center
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • O. Albies: Albies singled to right center
    • D. Swanson: Pickoff attempt, Swanson lined out to left
    • J. Teheran: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Teheran hit sacrifice bunt to catcher, Albies to second
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Inciarte lined out to center
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Story doubled to deep left
    • C. Bettis: Strike looking, Bettis hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Story to third
    • C. Blackmon: Strike swinging, Blackmon singled to center, Story scored
    • D. LeMahieu: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded into double play pitcher to shortstop to first, Blackmon out at second
    • Middle of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • M. Kemp: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Kemp struck out swinging
    • N. Markakis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Markakis flied out to right
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki flied out to left
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Parra struck out swinging
    • M. Reynolds: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Reynolds doubled to deep left
    • C. Gonzalez: Foul, Ball, Ball, Gonzalez flied out to left
    • J. Lucroy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Lucroy grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • K. Suzuki: Suzuki homered to left center
    • O. Albies: Foul, Foul, Albies doubled to deep right
    • D. Swanson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Swanson walked
    • J. Teheran: Foul, Ball, Teheran hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Albies to third, Swanson to second
    • E. Inciarte: Ball, Inciarte grounded out to first, Albies scored, Swanson to third
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Phillips singled to left, Swanson scored
    • F. Freeman: Freeman flied out to center
    • End of the 2nd (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • J. Teheran Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Blackmon struck out swinging
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, LeMahieu grounded out to second
    • N. Arenado: Arenado fouled out to first
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • C. Bettis Pitching:
    • E. Inciarte: Strike looking, Inciarte flied out to center
    • B. Phillips: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Phillips lined out to shortstop
    • F. Freeman: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Freeman walked
    • M. Kemp: Kemp homered to left center, Freeman scored
    • N. Markakis: Markakis flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)