Game Recap: Pirates 8, Rockies 7 (10 innings)
Key to the Game
The Colorado Rockies, who managed just four hits in the first eight innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates and entered the ninth inning down 5-2, battled back with a three-run home run by in the ninth and a two-run home run in the 10th by to take a 7-5 lead.
But Rockies closercouldn’t hold it in the bottom of the 10th. Street, the last man available in the bullpen, allowed a leadoff double to Andrew McCutcheon that was initially called a home run but overruled as fan interference on review. After a fly out and strikeout, Street walked Garrett Jones then allowed a walkoff three-run home run to Pedro Alvarez.
The Rockies bullpen was inconsistent all night.allowed three hits without recording an out in the sixth. Randy Flores and Taylor Buchholz each allowed a run. But pitched a scoreless seventh, picked up the final two outs in the eight and pitched a scoreless ninth.
– For a second consecutive game the Colorado Rockies took a shutout into the sixth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and for a second consecutive game the Pirates erased the shutout with a three-run home run. struggled with a high pitch count and walked four, but was otherwise solid for the first five innings until the Pirates Chris Snyder chased him with a three-run shot with one out in the fifth. De La Rosa, though, was bailed out in the ninth when the Rockies tied the game.
– Todd Helton’s home run in the 10th was his 2200nd career hit. He collected his first major-league hit and home run on Aug. 2, 1997 in Pittsburgh.
– was 2-for-5 to raise his batting average to .321. He scored the Rockies’ first run on a sacrifice fly by after hitting a triple off the top of the wall to start the fourth inning.
– was 2-for-5 and scored the Rockies’ second run in the seventh after singling and scoring on a groundout by .