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DENVER (AP) - Andrelton Simmons hit his first career grand slam as part of a seven-run first inning, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 13-10 on Tuesday night.

Evan Gattis had a home run among his three hits and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Braves, who had season-highs of 16 hits and 13 runs.

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The teams combined for 29 hits and neither starter made it out of the fifth inning. Rockies right-hander Juan Nicasio lasted just 3 2-3 innings and Atlanta's Mike Minor left after giving up two hits to start the fifth.

David Hale (2-0) pitched 2 1-3 innings of relief for the win.

Craig Kimbrel struck out the side in the ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.

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