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Braves top Rockies in cold game between hot teams

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DENVER (AP) - On the coldest day ever for a ballgame at Coors Field, the Atlanta Braves won a battle between the hottest teams in the major leagues.

Starting a day-night doubleheader that opened with a 23-degree temperature, Justin Upton hit his major league-leading 10th home run, Dan Uggla and rookie Evan Gattis also connected and the Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3 Tuesday.

Colorado and Atlanta each began the day at 13-5, tied for the best record in the major leagues.

Pitching in short sleeves while many of the other players were bundled up, Mike Minor (3-1), allowed three runs and five hits in six innings. By the time Craig Kimbrel, pitched a one-hit ninth for his eighth save in eight chances, the temperature had warmed up to 27.

The announced crowd was 19,124. The previous low gametime temperature at Coors Field was 28 degrees for games against Montreal on April 12, 1997, and versus the New York Mets last Thursday.

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