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Rockies-Braves: Marquis Tosses Gem Against Former Team

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Jason Marquis pitched eight outstanding innings and Chris Iannetta chipped in a run and an RBI in a three-run top of the ninth as the Colorado Rockies toppled the Atlanta Braves 5-1 at Turner Field on Monday evening. 

Marquis had his sinker working to maximum effectiveness against his former team. The Rockies turned four double-plays behind him while only seven outs were recorded on fly balls. Marquis walked three and struck out three, giving up just five hits while tossing 103 pitches.

The Braves had a couple of good scoring chances, but couldn't get a key hit when they needed it. They had runners on first and second with one out in the bottom of the first befor...

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