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Rockies lose 2018 home opener to Braves

The Colorado Rockies lost their 25th season home opener to the Atlanta Braves 8-3, at Coors Field on Friday, April 6, 2018. The game was delayed an hour due to snow, and dropped to 27 degrees for the first pitch.

Rockies pitcher German Marquez throws a pitch at the Rockies home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies pitcher German Marquez throws a pitch at the Rockies home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at the Rockies' home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez hits a home run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at the Rockies' home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hits a home-run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story hits a home-run in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves during the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez celebrates his home-run in the fourth inning with Rockies left fielder Gerardo Parra in the Rockies' home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez celebrates his home-run in the fourth inning with Rockies left fielder Gerardo Parra in the Rockies' home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu walks off the field at the home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu walks off the field at the home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies pitcher German Marquez throws a pitch in the first inning of their home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies pitcher German Marquez throws a pitch in the first inning of their home opener against the Atlanta Braves at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez safely dives into third in a race against the ball at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez safely dives into third in a race against the ball at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez watches Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki catch his foul ball at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez watches Braves catcher Kurt Suzuki catch his foul ball at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu walks back into the dugout during the home opener against the Atlanta Braves for their home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu walks back into the dugout during the home opener against the Atlanta Braves for their home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez runs onto the field with Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon's glove after Blackmon ends the Rockies' at bat with a fly out to right field at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez runs onto the field with Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon's glove after Blackmon ends the Rockies' at bat with a fly out to right field at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story high-fives Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta during his celebratory home-run return to the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves for the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story high-fives Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta during his celebratory home-run return to the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves for the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Braves were winning 7-3 at the bottom of the 5th inning. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the mound against the Colorado Rockies for the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Braves pitcher Brandon McCarthy on the mound against the Colorado Rockies for the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon runs back into the dugout during the home opener against the Atlanta Braves for their home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon runs back into the dugout during the home opener against the Atlanta Braves for their home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Rockies shortstop Trevor Story throws the ball to Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond to tag out Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte in a double play at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story throws the ball to Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond to tag out Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte in a double play at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman brandishes the ball as Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond is out at first at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3.

(Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman brandishes the ball as Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond is out at first at the home opener at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. on Friday, April 6, 2018. The Rockies lost to the Braves 8-3. (Nadav Soroker, The Gazette)

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