Rosario, Harris power Braves to series sweep over Rockies

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The Atlanta Braves offensive barrage continued on Sunday, piling on 14 runs on the Colorado Rockies to sweep the four-game set. Six of those were plated by Eddie Rosario, capping a huge series with a two home run day.

With the win, Atlanta has now won six games in a row and sits at 46-26 on the season. The Rockies are now 29-45.

Colorado jumped out in front quickly, with Ryan McMahon hitting a two-run homer to center off of Charlie Morton. One inning later, some infield hits combined with an Orlando Arcia error put the Rockies up 5-0 early.

The Braves responded in the bottom of the second with Rosario hitting his first home run to trim the deficit to two. Atlanta loaded the bases but couldn't add anymore offense with Austin Riley grounding out to end the inning. Rosario then dropped an RBI single into center to make it 5-4 in the third.

Atlanta took the lead for good in the 4th after Ozzie Albies hit his 17th home run of the season, launching a three-run shot into right center to put the Braves ahead 7-5. Morton settled down and only allowed two hits during his final three innings of the day, and ended the day with eight strikeouts.

Rosario wasn't the only Brave lighting up the stat sheet on Sunday. Michael Harris II put together a career-best five hit performance, ending the day just a triple shy of the cycle. He's been hitting over .400 over the last 12 games and over .300 this month. His sixth home run of 2023 came in the fifth inning with a three-run, 453-foot homer to push the Braves lead to 10-5.

Eddie's second home run of the day was in the sixth inning, a two-run blast to make it 12-5.

The Braves lit up the scoreboard against the Rockies this weekend, scoring 40 runs over the four-game stretch and allowing just 12.

Atlanta has the day off on Monday, before opening a crucial three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies. Spencer Strider will get the ball for the Braves with Ranger Suarez scheduled to start for Philadelphia.