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Sunday, July 27 (All times Eastern)

Pittsburgh Pirates (54-49) at Colorado Rockies (42-61), 4:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Pittsburgh - Edinson Volquez (8-7, 3.86) Colorado - Franklin Morales (5-5, 5.21)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Edinson Volquez aims to get himself back into the win column on Sunday when the Pittsburgh Pirates try to avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

Pitching on 10-days rest, Volquez had a four-start winning streak stopped on Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who battered him to the tune of five runs and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings, dropping him to 8-7 to go along with a 3.86 ERA.

"Yeah, too many days between starts," said Volquez. "It made pitching against a team like that really tough. Everything was up. I couldn't execute my breaking ball."

Volquez, who had given up just three runs in his four previous starts, is 3-8 lifetime versus the Rockies with a 7.80 ERA in 13 starts against them.

Colorado, meanwhile, will counter with lefty Franklin Morales, who is 5-5 with a 5.21 ERA. Morales lost to Washington on Monday, as he allowed four runs (3 earned) and nine hits in six innings.

"I tried to keep the game there," Morales said. "One inning, I missed one pitch, the homer. ... After that inning, I started feeling better and better."

Morales is 0-2 in five games (2 starts) versus the Pirates with a 5.87 ERA.

Colorado continued to have its way with the Pirates on Saturday, as Tyler Matzek tossed seven scoreless innings in the Rockies' 8-1 win. Colorado also won Friday's opener by an 8-1 margin.

The Rockies' offense erupted for 14 hits, with Josh Rutledge going 3-for-5 with three RBI, Nolan Arenado adding three hits, a homer and two driven in and Corey Dickerson coming off the bench and contributing a home run and two RBI.

Jeff Locke (2-2) surrendered six runs on 10 hits for Pittsburgh, which had won five of six coming into this series.

Pittsburgh swept the Rockies in a three-game set earlier this season.

07/27 10:26:54 ET

  • CBB: North Carolina vs. Ohio State

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: UCLA vs Kentucky

    Saturday at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: San Diego at San Francisco

    Saturday at 8:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Panthers vs. Cleveland

    Monday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WBB: Duke vs. UMass Lowell

    Tomorrow at 6:30 pm on 620am

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Washington

    Saturday at 4:25 pm on 620am

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
 
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
 
2nd
SAC 48
MIL 51
 
1st
GSW 11
OKC 25
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
 
2nd
EVAN 69
OHIO 69
 
Half
CSFU 30
CSDH 17
 
Half
ORST 48
DEP 28
 
Half
PAC 35
NEV 17
 
Half
USF 46
PORST 22
 
Half
IDAHO 49
WALLA 18
 
1st
UTST 15
CALST 16
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
 
1st
SJS 0
EDM 1
 
1st
LOS 0
STL 0
 
4th
JAC 21
TEN 13