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Johnson, Tommy La Stella and Simmons singled to start the eight and make it 8-1. Franklin Morales came on and gave up a two-out RBI single to B.J. Upton before getting Freeman to fly out

The Rockies made it 4-0 in the third when Tulowitzki scored on a sacrifice fly by Stubbs.

Josh Rutledge scored from third when Tulowitzki, who singled, was caught in a rundown between first and second in the fifth. Stubbs and Dickerson led off the sixth with consecutive doubles to give Colorado a 6-0 lead.

Tulowitzki and Morneau had RBI singles in the seventh.

NOTES: Atlanta C Evan Gattis singled in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to 12 games. … Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was named one of the coaches for the NL at the All-Star Game in Minnesota next month. … The Rockies optioned RHP Chad Bettis to Triple A to make room for Matzek. … Justin Upton returned to the lineup after being removed in the first inning Tuesday because of a left hamstring injury. … Atlanta will send Ervin Santana (5-2, 3.69) against Colorado’s Jhoulys Chacin (0-4, 5.35) on Thursday.