Colorado 7, Houston 6

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 30333

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 14 1
Colorado 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 13 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 42-88 23-42 19-46 L4
Colorado 63-68 35-33 28-35 W5

Recap


Troy Tulowitzki scored the game-winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 10th as the Colorado Rockies completed a three-game sweep of the Houston Astros with a 7-6 victory on Wednesday afternoon.

Tulowitzki added his 26th blast in the first and Carlos Gonzalez chipped in a homer and three RBIs for the Rockies, who have won five straight and remained 8 1/2 games behind Arizona in the National League West.

With Aneury Rodriguez (1-5) pitching for the Astros, Tulowitzki drew a one-out walk to begin the 10th. He moved up on Jonathan Hererra’s single and a walk to Kevin Kouzmanoff loaded the bases. Rodriguez then unleashed his second wild pitch of the inning, allowing Tulowitzki to score.

Matt Belisle (9-4) picked up the win.

The Rockies beat up on Houston starter Wandy Rodriguez, who was reportedly claimed off waivers by Colorado on Tuesday. A trade bringing the lefthander to Denver seems unlikely, and Rodriguez did not make a great impression by allowing six runs - four earned - and 10 hits in six innings.

Gonzalez’s 23rd home run - a two-run shot - gave the Rockies a 6-5 edge in the fourth but the Astros came right back to tie it in the next half inning on Brian Bogusevic’s sacrifice fly.

Gonzalez has an 12-game hitting streak with seven homers and 23 RBIs during that span. He also has driven in a run in nine straight games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Colorado
Wandy Rodriguez Player Aaron Cook
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
2 Strikeouts 3
10 Hits 11
6.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Houston   Colorado
Brian Bogusevic Player Mark Ellis
3 Hits 4
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
4 TB 5
.750 Avg .800

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 14 1 22 .350 12 7 6 1 0 1
Colorado 13 2 23 .325 27 5 6 9 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against LA Dodgers. The Rockies have a W/L % of .452 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against San Francisco. The Astros have a W/L % of .310 after a win and .330 after a loss.
Advertisement