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Thursday, May 8th (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (22-14) at Texas Rangers (17-17), 8:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Franklin Morales (3-1, 5.05) Texas - Matt Harrison (0-0, 4.35)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Nolan Arenado tries to set a franchise record by hitting in his 28th straight game on Thursday when the Colorado Rockies close out the back end of a home-and-home four-game series with the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park.

Arenado matched Michael Cuddyer's Rockies record from last season on Wednesday, as he went 3-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Colorado's 9-2 win.

"I'm trying to stay within myself, I'm not trying to get too big, or trying to hit the home run," Arenado said. "I'm just trying to hit the ball hard. I'm going to keep on saying that until the year is over."

Corey Dickerson knocked in two runs for the Rockies, who have won three straight against Texas this week. Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo homer.

Jorge De La Rosa (4-3) allowed two runs on three hits with three walks over six innings.

Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer for the Rangers, who saw starter Colby Lewis (2-2) give up seven runs on 12 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

"We're struggling a little bit and we've run into a red-hot team," Rangers manager Ron Washington said. "Everything Colby threw up in the strike zone, they hit and they hit hard. They are swinging the bats well."

Texas, which has now lost eight of 10, will try to slow Arenado down with Matt Harrison on the hill, as he aims for his first win of the season. Harrison couldn't get out of the fifth inning on Saturday in Anaheim, as he allowed three runs on 10 hits and three walks in just 4 1/3 frames of his team's 5-3 loss.

Both of Harrison's starts this season have come on the road. This will be his first start in Arlington since April 6 of last season. He was shut down with a herniated disc in his lower back after that and missed the rest of the season.

"It's going to be good, the first time pitching in front of all our fans," Harrison said. "I will have a little more adrenaline flowing. I just need to go out there and settle those Rockies bats down, make my pitches and make them feel comfortable."

The Rockies, meanwhile, will turn to lefty Franklin Morales, who is 3-1 with a 5.05 ERA. Morales did not get a decision on Saturday against the New York Mets and was not impressive, as he allowed six runs (5 earned) and nine hits in five innings of his team's 11-10 win.

"I just tried to keep competing, you know?" Morales said. "I know we've got a great team here."

This will be Morales' first start against the Rangers. He has faced them six times out of the bullpen, though, and has pitched to a 9.00 ERA.

Colorado lost two of three in its last trip to Arlington back in 2012.

05/08 10:20:24 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
Final
TOR 118
NYK 108
Final
CLE 105
MEM 91
Final
MIA 100
BOS 84
 
4th
BRK 106
DET 102
 
4th
SAC 99
LAL 93
 
4th
ORL 85
PHI 94
 
4th
WAS 89
PHO 104
 
3rd
MIN 42
IND 61
 
3rd
OKC 53
NOP 57
 
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
Final
LIP 69
PEAY 63
 
Final
DEN 46
BRY 48
 
Final
MONT 62
SD 67
 
Final
MTST 65
TENST 47
Final
SAMF 64
LAMON 50
 
Final
SCAR 78
COKR 52
 
Final
HAMP 75
NARZ 66
 
Final
SDU 71
SDCHR 61
 
Final
BC 71
USC 75
 
Final
NICST 64
TROY 65
 
Final
BRAD 47
UCI 55
 
Final
UGA 65
SHU 47
 
2nd
ALA 60
APP 59
 
2nd
KSU 41
NDST 42
 
2nd
WASU 55
SJST 35
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
3rd
DET 1
COL 0
 
3rd
EDM 5
DAL 5
 
2nd
BOS 1
BUF 1
 
2nd
NYR 1
CAR 0
 
2nd
CHI 2
TOR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
Final
HOU 25
BAL 13
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
Final
MIA 37
MIN 35
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
Final
STL 27
NYG 37
Final
OAK 26
BUF 24
Final
DAL 42
IND 7
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA