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Atlanta Braves lose closer Jason Grilli to ruptured Achilles, fall to Rockies 3-2 on blunder in 9th
Braves' Rookie Wisler delivers 6 solid innings
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Matt Wisler throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a game Saturday in Denver. - photo by Joe Mahoney | Associated Press
DENVER — It began as a scramble from the mound toward first to cover the bag, something Jason Grilli has done countless times in his career. This one, though, ended with a bad step and Grilli crumpled on the ground in agony. The Atlanta Braves reliever suffered a season-ending left Achilles tendon rupture and took the loss Saturday in a 3-2 defeat to the Colorado Rockies.
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