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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

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
2nd
DUKE 60
UTAH 53
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
NJD
 
Final
ATL 4
BOS 2
Final
STL 5
NYM 4
Final
PHI 0
NYY 10
Final
MIN 2
PIT 4
Final
WAS 1
STL 1
4th
BAL 0
TAM 0
 
Final
TOR 4
DET 1
Final
CHC 6
CWS 3
Final
OAK 7
TEX 6
Final
ANA 2
ARI 7
Final
ARI 3
CLE 2
6:05pm Friday
HOU 0
MIA 0
 
Final
KAN 5
SEA 1
5th
SDP 2
COL 5
 
6th
CIN 5
MIL 7
 
6th
LOS 3
SFG 6
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
BAL
 
1:05pm Today
TAM
BOS
 
1:05pm Today
MIA
HOU
 
1:05pm Today
MIN
PHI
 
1:05pm Today
DET
STL
 
1:05pm Today
PIT
TOR
 
1:07pm Today
TOR
ATL
 
1:10pm Today
NYM
WAS
 
4:05pm Today
CIN
CHC
 
4:05pm Today
MIL
CLE
 
4:05pm Today
CHC
COL
 
4:05pm Today
CWS
OAK
 
4:05pm Today
TEX
SDP
 
4:05pm Today
SEA
SFG
 
4:10pm Today
ARI
KAN
 
4:10pm Today
ANA
LOS
 
Final
WAS 110
CHA 107
Final
ORL 97
DET 111
Final
PHI 98
LAC 119
Final
NYK 92
BOS 96
Final
BRK 106
CLE 98
Final
TOR 94
LAL 83
Final
ATL 99
MIA 86
Final
MEM 84
GSW 107
Final
HOU 120
MIN 110
Final
NOP 102
SAC 88
Final
SAN 94
DAL 76
Final
DEN 107
UTA 91
4th
PHO 74
POR 74
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
ATL
 
8:00pm Tonight
CHI
NYK
 
8:30pm Tonight
MIL
GSW
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
OKC
 
10:00pm Tonight
POR
DEN
 
Final
GONZ 74
UCLA 62
Final
LOU 75
NCSU 65
2nd
DUKE 60
UTAH 53
 
3rd
NARZ 61
KSU 61
 
2nd
OKLA 49
MSU 54
 
6:09pm Tonight
WISC
ARZ
 
7:30pm Tonight
YALE
CAN
 
8:49pm Tonight
KENT
ND
 
Final
MIN 4
CAL 2
Final
CHI 2
CLB 5
3rd
EDM 4
DAL 0
 
12:30pm Today
WAS
NAS
 
1:00pm Today
NYI
ANA
 
1:00pm Today
PIT
ARI
 
1:00pm Today
BOS
NYR
 
1:00pm Today
PHI
SJS
 
2:00pm Today
DET
TAM
 
7:00pm Tonight
MON
FLA
 
7:00pm Tonight
CAR
NJD
 
7:00pm Tonight
TOR
OTT
 
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CLB
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIN
LOS
 
9:00pm Tonight
COL
BUF
 
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
DAL