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MLB: Atlanta 11, Colorado 2

Aug. 1, 2013 at 11:21 PM   |   Comments

ATLANTA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Justin Upton drove in five runs with a pair of homers Thursday, propelling Atlanta to an 11-2 victory over Colorado.

The Braves have won seven in a row, all of them coming on a homestand they completed with Thursday's triumph. It was only the second perfect homestand of seven or more games in franchise history.

Upton hit a two-run homer in the first and added a three-run shot in the eighth, giving him 18 for the year. Jason Heyward also had a two-run blast in the fourth as part of Atlanta's 14-hit attack.

Julio Teheran (8-5) struck out a career-best 11 over five innings to get the win. He allowed a run on five hits and also had two hits of his own, including an RBI double in the second.

Colorado's Chad Bettis (0-1) made his major league debut and suffered the loss, surrendering five runs on six hits with five walks in five innings.

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