Blackmon, Cron power Rockies past NL East-leading Braves 7-6

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Colorado Rockies’ Raimel Tapia follows the flight of his sacrifice fly to drive in a run off Atlanta Braves relief pitcher A.J. Minter in the sixth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon homered for the third straight game, Raimel Tapia had a go-ahead sacrifice fly and the Colorado Rockies hung on to beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 Saturday night. C.J. Cron also homered for the Rockies.

Ozzie Albies homered for the second time in as many games for the NL East-leading Braves, who remained two games in front of the Philadelphia Phillies. Travis d’Arnaud added a homer in the ninth for Atlanta.

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