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“I tried to run a fastball in on him, it cut a little bit and caught him,” Carpenter said. “Dickerson was looking at me and I thought, ‘You just got hit, go to first base, that’s all there is to it.’ Get on with the next batter. I was surprised getting tossed out of the game there, I was preparing for the next hitter.”

Jhoulys Chacin (1-4) pitched seven scoreless innings for his first win of the season, backed by home runs from Charlie Blackmon and Justin Morneau.

Chacin, who missed the first month of the season with a right shoulder strain, struck out five and walked two. Rookie Tommy La Stella was the only Braves player to get a hit off him, singling in the second and doubling in the fifth.

In his toughest inning, with the Rockies ahead 3-0, Chacin issued consecutive one-out walks in the seventh to Chris Johnson and La Stella but got out of the jam by getting Andrelton Simmons to ground into a double play.

Ervin Santana (5-3) struck out eight in 6 1-3 innings and scattered seven hits but two of them were home runs.

Chacin, who did not receive any run support in three of his outings and totaled just 10 runs overall in his seven previous starts, helped himself early. He singled in the third inning ahead of Blackmon’s home run.

It was the 12th home run of the season by Blackmon, all from the leadoff spot, which leads the majors and is the most by a Rockies player in the No. 1 spot in team history.

Morneau connected on Santana’s first offering in the sixth for his 11th of the season, a two-out drive that sailed over the wall in center field into the Braves’ bullpen.

The Rockies pulled away with a five-run seventh, getting an RBI single from Charlie Culberson and a sacrifice fly from pinch-hitter Ryan Wheeler. Rutledge scored from third on a wild pitch and Morneau delivered a bases-loaded single to drive in the final two runs of the inning.

The Braves scored all their runs in the eighth on Jason Heyward’s RBI single and B.J. Upton’s homer.

After Carpenter was ejected, Anthony Varvaro took over and the Rockies added two runs on RBI singles by pinch-hitter Brandon Barnes and Blackmon.

NOTES: La Stella had two hits for his seventh multihit effort in his first 15 career games. … The Braves lost to the Rockies for just the fifth time in the last 21 meetings. … The Braves open a series against the Los Angeles Angels with RHP Aaron Harang (4-5) opposing C.J. Wilson (7-5) in the opener Friday.