DENVER, May 1 (UPI) -- Shawn Chacon escaped a three-base error by Denny Hocking in the top of the ninth Saturday as Colorado beat Atlanta, 3-2, in the first game of a twin bill.
A converted starter, Chacon struck out Marcus Giles to start the ninth. Andruw Jones followed with a line drive to left field that Hocking, a converted infielder, misplayed to allow Jones to reach third.
Pinch hitter Mark Sweeney lofted a sacrifice off Chris Reitsma (1-1) in the bottom of the eighth for the Rockies, snapping a 2-2 tie.
Vladimir Nunez (3-0) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
Drew had an RBI triple and Damon Hollins a run-scoring double in the third for the Braves.