No major league catcher has hit as many home runs this season as Evan Gattis, and no major leaguer – period – has hit as many home runs in home games as Justin Upton.

They both were at it again Sunday when Gattis homered twice and Justin Upton once to power the Braves and Julio Teheran to an 7-0 win against the Rockies in a series finale at Turner Field.
Chris Johnson added a two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Braves rolled to their 14th win in 17 games against the Rockies since the beginning of the 2012 season, including two of three in this series.

Gattis’ third career multi-homer game and second this season raised El Oso Blanco’s total to 10 home runs, three more than a group of three other catchers who have the next-most with seven. That trio includes the man that Gattis replaced, Brian McCann, who’s hit seven for the Yankees.

Gattis homered with the bases empty in the second inning and with one on in the fourth inning to give the Braves a 3-0 lead, and Upton added a two-run homer in the fifth as the Braves provided far more run support than necessary for Teheran and the Braves bullpen.

Teheran (4-3) allowed four hits and one walk with seven strikeouts in six innings, and left with a 5-0 lead after throwing 93 pitches. The Braves didn’t need to push him any further after he threw a career-high 128 pitches Tuesday against Milwaukee in his second nine-inning shutout of the season.

Teheran lowered his ERA to 1.77, second-best among major league starters behind the Cubs’ winless Jeff Samardzija (1.46). Teheran is 2-0 with an 0.39 ERA in his past three home starts, with 13 hits and one run allowed in 23 innings.

Upton’s homer was his 13th overall and majors-leading 10th at home, one more than Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Upton has hit .376 in 27 home games, and .195 with three homers in 20 road games.

Teheran gave up consecutive singles by hot-hitting Charlie Blackmon and Michael Cuddyer to start the game, then induced a pop-up by major league batting leader Troy Tulowitzki and a fly-out by Carlos Gonzalez before striking out Justin Morneau to end the inning with no damage done.