Colorado 8, Houston 6

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 8:40 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 93°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tim Timmons, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Mark Carlson,
Attendance - 31179

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 10 2
Colorado 2 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 8 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 42-87 23-42 19-45 L3
Colorado 62-68 34-33 28-35 W4

Recap


Jonathan Herrera and Seth Smith hit two-run homers as the Colorado Rockies won their fourth straight game, 8-6 over the visiting Houston Astros on Tuesday.

Carlos Gonzalez added an RBI single and Troy Tulowitzki drove in a run for the Rockies, who remained 8½ games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West with 32 games remaining.

The Rockies and Diamondbacks meet six more times, including three next week in Arizona.

Gonzalez has an 11-game hitting streak and 20 RBIs during that span. He also has driven in a run in eight straight games.

The Rockies took leads in the fifth and sixth only to have the Astros battle back in the following half innings to tie the score. It was Herrera who put Colorado on top for good when he blasted a 2-1 offering from Fernando Rodriguez (2-2) over the right field wall in the seventh.

Alex White made his first start for the Rockies since being acquired in the Ubaldo Jimenez deal and yielded five runs and seven hits in six innings.

Matt Belisle (8-4) worked two innings to earn the win and Rex Brothers picked up his first major league save.

Smith’s homer in the fifth was his 15th of the season and fourth in his last eight starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Colorado
Bud Norris Player Alex White
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 7
7.20 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Houston   Colorado
Jordan Schafer Player Seth Smith
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
2 TB 5
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 10 2 19 .278 13 8 6 2 1 2
Colorado 10 2 19 .294 26 9 7 5 3 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Houston. The Rockies have a W/L % of .443 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .310 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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