After Alex Wood settled down Tuesday and started pitching the way he and the Braves knew he could his teammates made sure they provided plenty of run support for the rookie left-hander in his first win in the majors.
Freddie Freeman hit two home runs and Brian McCann had a three-run homer in a six-run fourth inning that sent the Braves and Wood to an 11-3 win against the Rockies at Turner Field extending their winning streak to five games and widening their National League East lead to 10 games over second-place Washington.
Wood (1-2) gave up six hits and three runs in seven innings of his third big-league start with one walk and seven strikeouts.
“After the first couple of innings I settled down” Wood said “and me and Mac kind of took control and we were clicking throughout the rest of the game. It definitely felt good to go out there and do that (win a major league start) for the first time. It was exciting for me.”
After allowing three runs three hits and a walk in the first ...