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MLB: Colorado 6, Atlanta 5

Sept. 26, 2005 at 11:56 PM

ATLANTA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Todd Greene hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning Monday to power the Colorado Rockies to a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves.

Garrett Atkins added three hits and two RBI and Todd Helton, the NL Player of the Week, had two hits and an RBI for Colorado.

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Adam LaRoche and Jeff Francoeur both homered for the NL East-leading Braves, who had their three-game winning streak halted. Johnny Estrada had two RBI in the loss -- Atlanta's eighth in 14 games.

The Braves' magic number is currently two.

Colorado was down 5-3 heading to the eighth inning. With one out, Chris Reitsma (3-6) relieved John Foster and Matt Holliday singled. Atkins then moved Holliday to third with a hit and Greene followed with a home run.

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