By PAUL NEWBERRY
AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) – Chad Bettis pitched five solid innings in his return from the disabled list and the Colorado Rockies scored four unearned runs, taking advantage of three errors by Atlanta third baseman Adonis Garcia in a 5-1 victory over the Braves on Tuesday night.
Bettis (6-4) allowed five hits, walked two and struck out four in his first big league start since July 18. He was coming back from right elbow inflammation.
The Rockies scored two runs in the first after Garcia misplayed a grounder to his left that could have been an inning-ending double play. Garcia let Nick Hundley’s grounder get right through him to start the fourth, allowing the Rockies to tack on two more runs when DJ LeMahieu came through with a two-out, bases-loaded single.
Garcia made another error in the fifth.
Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz (4-6) went five innings and took the loss.