Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 6/29/12
Left-hander Josh Outman was sitting on a big lead and in line for a win, but for the second straight start he couldn't make it through the requisite five innings. Saturday at Texas, Outman took the mound in the fifth with the Colorado Rockies leading the Rangers 11-1. Manager Jim Tracy loosened the reins on the 75-pitch limit for his four starters and let Outman throw 92 pitches. It wasn't enough to get him through the fifth. He lasted 4 2/3 innings and was knocked out during Texas' six-run fifth that cut the Rockies' lead to 11-7, which turned out to be the final score. The Rockies staked Outman to a 7-0 lead after two innings Thursday. This time, he gave back the entire lead as the Nationals erupted for five runs in the third, which turned out to be Outman's last inning. The Nationals tallied four more runs to tie the game at 9 in the fifth, and Bryce Harper led off the ninth with a homer to tie the game at 10. But the Rockies won 11-10 in 11 innings when Marco Scutaro, wh...
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