Medlen Strikes Out Career-High 12, Atlanta Tops Colorado 6-1


0  Updated at 3:10 pm, September 3rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Tony Firriolo/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ATLANTA) — Braves starting pitcher Kris Medlen struck out a career-high 12, as Atlanta rocked the Colorado Rockies on Monday, 6-1.

The 26-year-old Medlen (7-1) allowed just five hits and one unearned run en route to his second complete game of the season. His scoreless innings streak of 34 2/3 innings was snapped in the seventh, when Braves shortstop Paul Janish misplayed a ball hit by Rockies third baseman Jordan Pacheco.

Rockies starter Tyler Chatwood (4-4) gave up five earned runs on three hits in three innings of work. The big blow came in the third, when Braves catcher David Ross doubled home two runs.

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