–The Rockies are 2-21 in games where the opposing team scores first.
–With a DH in the lineup, andin that role, Garrett Atkins batted eighth for the first time this season and went 0-for-2 with a walk and got hit with the first pitch he saw from Joel Zumaya. Atkins has three hits in his past 44 at-bats, his average falling to a season-low .187. Atkins was 10-for-36 in 13 previous games in his career batting eighth.
–went 1-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. His single in the fifth extended Barmes’ hitting streak to seven games. He’s 8-for-22 during his streak and has walked in consecutive games for the first time this season; indeed, Barmes, who has six walks and a .306 on-base percentage, had three walks in 108 bats before Thursday’s game at Atlanta. He has hit safely in seven of eight games on this road trip.
–failed to hit the ball out of the infield while going 0-for-4, leaving him hitless in his past 11 at-bats.
–The Rockies, who are visiting Detroit in consecutive seasons for the first time in franchise history, have lost five of their past six games against the Tigers. The win ended Detroit’s six-game losing streak in interleague games.
–has pitched seven innings in four of his past five starts, going 2-2 with a 2.38 ERA in those games, three of which the Rockies lost.
–Jimenez began the season by not allowing a home run in 42 1/3 innings before Pittsburgh’s Nate McLouth ended that streak Sunday. He worked 3 2/3 innings after that hit and another 3 2/3 innings Friday before yielding his second homer of the season to Brandon Inge.
–‘s single in the second broke a string of nine hitless at-bats.