Rockies win on wild pitch in 10th, sweep Astros
The Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 7-6 in 10 innings when Aneury Rodriguez, a former Rockies farmhand, threw a wild pitch, enablingto score the winning run.
The victory was the Rockies fifth straight and enabled them to sweep the Astros and finish 7-2 on their homestand, which began with games against the Florida Marlins and Los Angeles Dodgers.
The game-winning rally began when Tulowitzki walked with one out. A hit-and-run single by pinch hittersent Tulowitzki to third. Rodriguez threw a wild pitch, enabling Herrera to move to second. was intentionally walked, and with batting, Rodriguez threw his second wild pitch of the inning.
After scoring four runs with six hits in the first off Wandy Rodriguez, the Rockies, who finished with 13 hits, did not get more than one hit in any inning. Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Rockies scored on‘s triple and a single by . The Rockies scored their final two runs before the 10th when Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the fourth.
Gonzalez is hitting .362 (17-for-47) during his 12-game hitting streak, the longest by a Rockie this season. He has a career-high streak of nine straight games with at least one RBI, one shy of the franchise record set by Vinny Castilla. He drove in at least one run in 10 straight games from April 14-25, 2004.
gave up 11 hits and six runs, five earned, in five innings. But five relievers combined to allow two hits and no runs over the final five innings.
_ The sweep was the Rockies’ first since they took a two-game series against the Giants on May 16-17 at Coors Field. Colorado’s last three-game sweep was Sept. 10-12, 2010, against the Diamondbacks.
_ The Rockies are 3-6 in extra-inning games with two such wins on this homestand. They also beat the Dodgers 7-6 in 13 innings on Saturday.
_ The Rockies have won a season-high five straight games at Coors Field. The last time they had a winning streak that long at home was when they won nine straight from Aug. 28-Sept. 12, 2010.
_was the winning pitcher in each of the past two games, his win Tuesday coming after a blown save. Belise is 9-4 and leads NL relievers in wins.
_had a season-high four hits, going 4-for-5 with a double. The last time he had four hits in a game was when he had a career-high five hits Aug. 10, 2009, at Baltimore while with the A’s.