The Atlanta Braves seem to enjoy visiting Coors Field.
The same can't be said for Tim Hudson .
The Braves will try to continue pounding Colorado Rockies pitching and win a seven straight in Denver by completing a sweep of this three-game set Wednesday.
Atlanta (15-5) is batting .326 with 16 homers and 52 runs while winning six games in a row at Colorado.
The Braves continued to batter the Rockies (13-7) on Tuesday, connecting for three homers in a 4-3 win before hitting three more in a 10-2 victory to complete a doubleheader sweep.
Their 35 homers are seven more than any other team, with Colorado and the Yankees the closest competition at 28 apiece.
"This Atlanta team, you have to try to keep them in the yard. We had a tough time doing that (Tuesday)," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Six homers in two games. That is what they do if it's for a strike and they are locked in."
While the offense seems to enjoy the Mile High City, Hudson (2-1, 4.50 ERA) surely doesn't.
The right-hander is 0-2 with an 8.04 ERA in five starts there compared to winning all five of his home starts against Colorado behind a 1.49 ERA.
Getting his first win at Coors Field would also give him No. 200 for his career. He failed in his first attempt at the milestone Friday, getting tagged for a season-high six runs and nine hits in four-plus innings of a 6-0 loss at Pittsburgh.
Hudson had won his previous two outings with a 1.32 ERA.
He may get some help at the plate from Justin and B.J. Upton, who became the second set of brothers to homer in consecutive at-bats. Lloyd and Paul Waner of the Pirates did it on Sept. 15, 1938.
"It makes your lineup a lot better when you've got B.J. going and you've got Justin, too," manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "For me, Justin is your No. 3 hitter and it doesn't matter who is on the mound that night."
Justin Upton leads the majors with 11 homers while batting .307 with 16 RBIs. The left fielder had a double and two homers in Tuesday's doubleheader.
He's also thrived at Coors, hitting .329 in 20 visits since 2011.
Perhaps B.J.'s nightcap homer will get him going. It was the elder Upton's only hit in nine at-bats Tuesday, and he's hitting .160 with 26 strikeouts in 75 at-bats.
The Rockies' three-game skid matches their longest of the season, and their rotation has a 7.53 ERA during this slide.
Chatwood went 1-0 with a 1.84 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 14 2-3 innings over three starts in the minors. The right-hander was 5-6 with a 5.43 ERA and one save in 19 games - 12 starts - with Colorado last year.
"He's had some good outings here lately," Weiss told the team's official website. "He's a power arm. He's got good stuff. He's been throwing strikes down there. We look for him to give us a chance to win."
Chatwood is 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA in two starts versus the Braves. He was pulled after three innings of the most recent outing Sept. 3, surrendering six runs with five walks in a 6-1 road loss.
Todd Helton may be back in the lineup after a forearm injury sidelined him for four games. The first baseman is 12 for 18 with five doubles and a homer versus Hudson.
|April 23, 2013||Jason Heyward||Day-to-Day||Appendectomy|
|April 21, 2013||Jason Heyward||15-Day DL||Appendectomy|
|April 20, 2013||Dan Uggla||Day-to-Day||Left game - left calf strain|
|April 20, 2013||Blake DeWitt||15-Day DL||Lower back strain|
|April 16, 2013||Luis Avilan||Day-to-Day||Left game - left hamstring injury|
|April 07, 2013||Cristhian Martinez||15-Day DL||Right shoulder strain|
|April 20, 2013||Jhoulys Chacin||15-Day DL||Left lower back strain|
|February 14, 2013||Edwar Cabrera||60-Day DL||Left shoulder impingement|
DENVER (AP) -- Wilin Rosario failed to come through in the ninth. He got to come home in the 12th as a consolation prize.
He scored from second on Yorvit Torrealba 's single to left and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Wednesday.
"I got the opportunity to win the game and I struck out against one of the best closers we have in the National League," he said.
Rosario redeemed himself for whiffing against Craig Kimbrel when he led off the 12th with a double to left against Luis Ayala (1-1). After Cuddyer was intentionally walked, Belisle, who had to bat with no one else available on the bench, struck out on a bunt attempt.
Torrealba ripped a single to left, and Upton's throw home was wide as Rosario slid in with the winning run.
"When I got the double I said we've got it because we need one hit and I was 100 percent sure I was going to score," Rosario said.
The Rockies used all available position players and by the 11th inning Torrealba, a catcher, was playing first base. He had one assist in two innings before delivering the game-winning hit.
"Usually in winter ball I just played first, but I also played once last year when I was with the Toronto Blue Jays," he said. "Still, it's not my position so I was a little bit nervous."
Michael Cuddyer and Josh Rutledge homered for the Rockies, who ended a three-game skid behind one-hit pitching by the bullpen over the last six innings. Matt Belisle (1-1), the fourth reliever used by Colorado, pitched two perfect innings.
The Rockies rallied off Kimbrel in the ninth to deny Tim Hudson his 200th career win. Dexter Fowler hit a tying double off the wall in left with two outs. Jonathan Herrera hit a one-out double and pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki followed with a single before Eric Young Jr. struck out.
Hudson looked set for his milestone win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, struck out three and helped out with an RBI single in the fourth.
It was 48 degrees at first pitch, more than double Tuesday's 23-degree start to the doubleheader. Sunshine bathed Coors Field in the final game of a 10-game homestand that included three postponements due to snow.
There was little evidence of the wintry weather Wednesday.
Right-hander Tyler Chatwood was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game and made his first major league start of the season. He allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits and struck out three in six innings.
He left trailing 5-3 after Atlanta scored twice in the fourth on Herrera's throwing error and Jordan Schafer 's RBI single.
Schafer was tagged out on a failed squeeze in the ninth.
"We tried to get another run. Every run you add on is important," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We tried to get a three-run lead. I thought we had a great combination of guys doing it, we just couldn't execute it."
The Rockies took a 2-0 lead when Cuddyer and Rutledge homered off Hudson on consecutive at-bats. It was the first time this season Colorado has hit back-to-back home runs this season.
Atlanta rallied to take the lead in the fourth. Freddie Freeman 's double to right scored Upton from first, Juan Francisco singled to center to drive in Freeman and Hudson's single made it 3-2.
Chatwood answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single that bounced off home plate, allowing Chris Nelson to score from third.
NOTES: Atlanta OF Jason Heyward was released from the hospital Tuesday after an appendectomy Monday night. ... Colorado 1B Todd Helton (strained left forearm) was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game. The Rockies have not determined if Helton needs to go on the DL. ... The Rockies will send lefty Jorge De La Rosa (2-1) against the Diamondbacks' Trevor Cahill (0-3) in the opener of a four-game series in Arizona on Thursday. ... Paul Maholm (3-1) will start Atlanta's series opener in Detroit on Friday.