Laird delivers in 8th, Braves top Rockies 3-2 (Yahoo Sports)

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Atlanta Braves' Gerald Laird follows through on an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies to break a 2-2 tie during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 23, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

An unexpected string of four consecutive starts has helped Gerald Laird find his swing. As a result, the veteran backup catcher is helping the Braves stretch their lead in the NL East. Laird drove in two runs with two hits, including a tiebreaking single in the eighth, and Atlanta beat Colorado 3-2 on Friday night after the Rockies lost third baseman Nolan Arenado to a broken finger. Rockies manager Walt Weiss said he didn't know details of the injury, including if Arenado will need surgery.

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