Colorado 9, Houston 7

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, May 28, 2012 3:10 PM
Location - Coors Field
Temperature - 70°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Kellogg, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Tim Timmons,
Attendance - 34546

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Houston 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 7 12 3
Colorado 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 9 14 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 22-26 16-10 6-16 L3
Colorado 18-29 10-14 8-15 W1

Recap

Rockies 9, Astros 7: Jordan Pacheco’s two-out, two-run single broke a 7-7 tie in the eighth as the host Rockies won the opener of the day-night doubleheader.

Pacheco’s clutch hit off Fernando Rodriguez (1-5) followed an error by shortstop Jed Lowrie, who tried an underhanded throw to get a forceout at second.

Houston lost its third straight while Colorado won for just the second time in its last nine home games.

The Rockies led 5-2 after the first inning. Lowrie belted his eighth homer, a solo shot, in the Astros’ half. In the bottom half, Colorado catcher Wilin Rosario turned on a 3-0 fastball for a two-run homer that capped a five-run outburst.

Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored, and Pacheco finished with three RBIs. Matt Belisle (2-2) tossed a perfect eighth for the win, and Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save in 10 chances.

Lowrie and Jose Altuve each drove in two for Houston.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Houston has lost four straight at Coors Field, and is 6-16 on the road this season. … Astros first baseman Carlos Lee went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Houston   Colorado
Wandy Rodriguez Player Juan Nicasio
No Decision W/L No Decision
5.0 IP 6.0
5 Strikeouts 5
10 Hits 9
7.20 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Houston   Colorado
Carlos LeePlayer Troy Tulowitzki
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 7
.750 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Houston 12 1 18 .324 8 8 6 1 1 3
Colorado 14 2 25 .368 11 7 8 1 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play their next game at home against Houston. The Rockies have a W/L % of .294 after a win and .433 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Colorado. The Astros have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .440 after a loss.