Colorado 2, Pittsburgh 1

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - PNC Park
Temperature - 59°
Umpires - Home Plate - Tom Hallion, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - Brian O'Nora, Third Base - Alfonso Marquez,
Attendance -

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 9-8 5-4 4-4 W1
Pittsburgh 7-10 4-4 3-6 L1

Recap


Rockies 2, Pirates 1:
Tyler Colvin broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lift visiting Colorado in the first game of a doubleheader.

With one out, Chris Resop (0-2) hit pinch hitter Eric Young Jr. and Marco Scutaro singled before the speedy Young scored on Colvin's medium fly ball to right just ahead of Jose Tabata's throw.

Pittsburgh's James McDonald, who has allowed three runs or fewer in his four starts, carried a no-hitter into the seventh. He yielded one run, one hit and struck out eight in seven innings and retired the first eight batters he faced before walking counterpart Juan Nicasio.

Nicasio yielded one run, nine hits and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings before Matt Reynolds (2-0) got the last out in the seventh. Esmil Rogers struck out the side in the eighth and Rafael Betancourt pitched a perfect ninth for his sixth save in six chances.

The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the seventh when Carlos Gonzalez walked and Troy Tulowitzki broke up McDonald's no-hit bid with an infield hit. After both advanced on a wild pitch, Jason Giambi delivered a sacrifice fly to deep right-center field on a 3-0 pitch.

Pedro Alvarez led off the bottom half by depositing a 1-1 offering from Nicasio into the right-center field seats for his third home run among his five hits to make it 1-1.

Pittsburgh, which entered Wednesday tied for the second-worst batting average with San Diego (.211), hasn't scored more than five runs - or allowed more than five - in a game this season.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
The Pirates entered Wednesday with a major-league low 35 runs scored, 19 fewer than the next-worst team (Oakland). ... Colorado third baseman Chris Nelson went 0-for-3 and is 0-for-20 on the road. ... Pittsburgh's Alex Presley singled in the first inning to extend his hitting streak to nine games. ... Alvarez is hitting .122. ... Giambi has 1,399 career RBIs. ... Nicasio remained winless in seven career road starts.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   Pittsburgh
Juan Nicasio Player James McDonald
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 7.0
5 Strikeouts 8
9 Hits 1
1.35 ERA 1.29
Hitting
Colorado   Pittsburgh
Dexter Fowler Player James McDonald
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
1.000 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 3 0 4 .115 8 9 2 3 0 0
Pittsburgh 9 1 13 .281 8 10 1 1 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Pirates have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Rockies have a W/L % of .375 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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