Lowe picked up his second win in a row and fifth of the season after pitching 5 1/3 innings, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out four batters. Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 26th save of the season and tie the MLB record for most saves before the All-Star break for a rookie.
At the plate, Lowe provided his own offense finishing the game 1-for-2 with his third double of the season and three RBI.
After a Chipper Jones double to begin the fourth inning and back-to-back two-out walks by Dan Uggla and Nate Mclouth, Lowe stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and cranked a three-run double to left field to push the Braves lead to 4-0.
The Rockies would pull within one run after scoring two runs in the fifth inning and one run in the sixth before Uggla put the game away with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth, his 13 home run of the season. Uggla finished the game a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored, a sign that he may be ready to break out of his first half hitting slump.
The Philadelphia Phillies blew out the Florida Marlins 14-3 to keep the Braves four game back in the NL East standings.
In the third game of the four-game series, Braves ace Jair Jurrjens (11-3, 1.89 ERA) will be matched up against the struggling Aaron Cook (0-3, 4.66 ERA) in tomorrow's 7:10 p.m. game at Turner Field.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Chipper Jones, Derek Lowe, Freddie Freeman, MLB