Ozuna and Morton led the Braves to a win over the Rockies

Ozuna and Morton led the Braves to a win over the Rockies

DENVER – Marcel Ozuna hit his 30th home run of the season, Charlie Morton hit six runs with one run, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 3-1 on Tuesday for their 16th win in 21 games.

Atlanta, the best team of the season in the major leagues, went 86-45, including 6-0 against the Rockies, whom they beat by 57 points to 17 combined.

Colorado, who has lost its last 12 games to Atlanta, is struggling with a 49-83 record, the worst in the National League, and a fifth straight losing season. The Rockies have lost a total of eight of their last nine games.

Dominican Ozuna hit his fifth home run in eight games, with a solo shot in the second period against Peter Lambert (3-5). He added an RBI single in the fifth.

Sean Murphy had an RBI single in the second.

Morton (14-10) allowed three hits, struck out eight and walked one.

For the brave Venezuelans Ronald Acuña Jr. 5-2 and Orlando Arcia 3-1. Dominican Ozuna is 2-for-4 with one run scored and two RBIs. Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario went 1-for-5 with one run scored.

For the Rockies, Venezuelans Ezequiel Tovar 4-0, Elías Diaz 4-1, Harold Castro 3-0 with an RBI.

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