MLB Game Summary - Colorado at Texas|
(Wednesday, May 7th)
Final Score: Colorado 9, Texas 2
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak
to 27 games in the Colorado Rockies' 9-2 victory over the Texas Rangers on
Arenado, who went 3-for-5 with two RBI, tied teammate Michael Cuddyer's club
record 27-game tear from last season.
"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
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."
The Rockies jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. With two outs, Troy
Tulowitzki singled and Gonzalez doubled. Arenado followed with a two-run
double to left.
Colorado tacked on five more runs in the fourth. Drew Stubbs led off with a
single, stole second, advanced to third on Robinson Chirinos' throwing error
and scored on Michael McKenry's single to left. D.J. LeMahieu and Charlie
Blackmon followed with consecutive singles to plate another run. Blackmon
stole second to put men on second and third.
Dickerson and Tulowitzki hit back-to-back sacrifice flies before Gonzalez's
Beltre's two-run homer in the bottom half of the frame cut the gap to 7-2.
But the Rockies scored two more runs off Scott Baker in the fifth. LeMahieu
tripled to bring home Stubbs, who led off the frame with a double. Dickerson
added an RBI single.
Beltre became only the fifth player in major league history with 100 home runs
for three different teams ... Texas second baseman Donnie Murphy left the game
with a neck strain after tripping over first base trying to beat out a
grounder to end the sixth ... In three straight victories over the Rangers,
the Rockies have a combined 29 runs and 50 hits ... Baker, called up from
Triple-A Round Rock before the game, gave up two runs on four hits over 5 1/3
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