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Jordan Pacheco blooped a tiebreaking single after an eighth-inning misplay and the Colorado Rockies beat Houston 9-7 Monday in the opener of the Astros' first doubleheader since 2006.
Matt Belisle (2-2) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief, and Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in 10 tries.
The Rockies won for just the seventh time in 25 games this month.
In the eighth, Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie fielded Dexter Fowler's two-out roller and flipped to second baseman Jose Altuve, who wasn't expecting the throw. The ball hit pinch-runner Jeremy Guthrie's right foot and bounced into center field, moving the runner to second and third. Fowler was credited with a single and Lowrie got an error.
Pacheco, who tripled home a run in the first, hit a two-run single in front of charging center fielder Jordan Schafer.
Fernando Rodriguez (1-5), who entered in the seventh, retired the first three batters he faced before walking pinch-hitt...
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This is what the optimists envisioned when they believed the Colorado Rockies could contend.The Rockies gave their fans some good memories on an eventful Memorial Day doubleheader sweep of the Houston Astros at Coors Field.The night game was capped off by a resurgent Dexter Fowler lacing a triple down the right field line, scoring Michael Cuddyer all the way from first base in the...
An inspiring story, but it's time to move on from Jamie Moyer.Nine home runs were hit on Sunday at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati. Five of them were by the Colorado Rockies. In a slug fest, the Rockies found themselves on the short end, losing 7-5 to close out a six-game road trip at 2-4.The Reds showed exactly what the saying "solo home runs don't beat you"...
It's time to get the youth some experience in 2012.The Memorial Day doubleheader sweep of the Houston Astros by the Colorado Rockies gave the few remaining believers hope.In reality, however, this team has dug itself such a huge hole that the dream of climbing out of it and back into contention is extremely unrealistic. Crazy things happen sometimes, but just because it has happened...
DENVER (AP) -- Dexter Fowler capped a big day at the plate with a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win and a sweep of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros.
The Rockies won the opener 9-7.
Fowler lined a pitch past a diving first baseman Carlos Lee and the ball ended up in the right field corner...
Someone asked me last week, before the Astros lost four straight games to the Dodgers and Rockies, what would happen if this club ends up three or four games out of first place by the All-Star break in terms of potential trades of veterans. After all, the pitching has been terrific, the Astros have been competitive and the National League Central is not the best division in baseball...
DENVER (AP) -- The Houston Astros have recalled right-handed pitchers Jordan Lyles and David Henderson from Triple-A Oklahoma City for Monday's doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies.
Lyles will start the second game of the doubleheader. Under the rules for the new collective bargaining agreement, a team is allowed to add a 26th player for a doubleheader.
Lyles is 0-1 with...
Carlos Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies came up just a few solo home runs short against the Cincinnati Reds.
All told, the Rockies hit five homers - Gonzalez had two - and it wasn't enough.
Brandon Phillips hit a three-run homer to help the Cincinnati Reds bash their way past the Colorado Rockies 7-5 Sunday in a game that set a record for Great American Ball Park with nine...
Dexter Fowler capped a big day at the plate with a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win and a sweep of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros.
The Rockies won the opener 9-7.
Fowler lined a pitch past a diving first baseman Carlos Lee and the ball ended up in the right field corner as Michael...
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. With AP Photos.) By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer Decked out in dyed purple jeans, matching shirt and a grape-colored shower curtain serving as a makeshift cape, John Buckland roamed around Coors Field on Monday morning trying to recharge a fan base that has grown increasingly disenchanted with the Colorado Rockies.
It may take more than the passion of...
The Houston Astros are playing above preseason expectations so far this season, and right-handed starting pitcher Bud Norris is a big reason why. Entering Saturday's start against the Dodgers, Norris has a 0.35 earned-run average in May.
Houston manager Brad Mills rejected "sloppy" as the correct way to describe the Astros' 9-7 defeat against the Colorado Rockies in the front end of a Memorial Day doubleheader. Then again, Mills wasn't using the use of "tidy," either, after the Astros had committed three errors that led to four unearned runs. The Astros allowed two more unearned runs...
After one of their best stretches of the season, the Houston Astros once again hit a stumbling block on the road. A matchup with the Colorado Rockies might help end the Astros' woes away from home.
The Astros will try to avoid a third straight loss and send the Rockies to their 18th in 23 games Monday in the opener of a rare, scheduled day-night doubleheader.
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The Madison Mallards are pleased to announce the signing of their newest assistant coach Jordan Comadena. After recently being released by the Houston Astros organization Comadena has decided to join manager Greg Labbe as the Mallards try to break back into the Northwoods League playoffs this summer.
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