On the coldest day at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a game between the hottest teams in the major leagues.
Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday.
Reed Johnson, playing right field for Atlanta because Jason Heyward underwent an appendectomy Monday night, went 4 for 4 with three doubles. Heyward was put on the 15-day disabled list.
Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues.
This was the coldest gametime temperature in the majors since it began collecting data in 1991, according to STATS. The Rockies said the previous low at Coors Field was 28.
Pitching in short sleeves while many of the other players were bundled up, Mike Minor (3-1) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. By the time Craig Kimbrel, pitched a one-hit nin...