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National League Preview from The Sports Network



Sunday, July 20 (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (40-57) at Pittsburgh Pirates (51-46), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Tyler Matzek (1-4, 4.97) Pittsburgh - Jeff Locke (2-1, 2.89)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Jeff Locke takes a six-game unbeaten streak into Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Colorado Rockies when the Pittsburgh Pirates try to complete a three-game sweep at PNC Park.

The lefty didn't get a decision July 11 at Cincinnati, where he gave up nine hits and three runs -- one earned -- over 6 1/3 innings. He hasn't lost since June 8 versus Milwaukee.

Locke has faced Colorado once. He was in line for the win, but had a no- decision on Aug. 11, 2013 at Coors Field after allowing two runs -- one earned -- in 5 2/3 frames.

Tyler Matzek will make his eighth career major league start for the Rockies this afternoon. The lefty, who is 0-4 over his last six appearances, is coming off a loss July 12 against Minnesota.

Last night, Jordy Mercer's RBI single in the 11th inning gave the Pirates a 3-2 win.

"He was really hot before the break, swinging the bat extremely well," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Mercer. "He's capable of driving in runs. He's getting more confident every time he takes the field."

Neil Walker finished the game 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Gaby Sanchez also drove in a run for the Pirates, who have won four of their last six.

Charlie Morton gave up two runs on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts over seven innings. Jared Hughes (5-2) got the win for pitching a scoreless 11th inning.

Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run home run for the Rockies, who have lost their past four. Starter Brett Anderson allowed a run on four hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over seven innings of work.

Colorado All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki left the game after suffering what the team said was a cramp in the tensor fascia latae of his left thigh while running out a groundout to end the third inning.

"It looked like he tweaked a high quad, hip flexor," said Rockies manager Walt Weiss, who added Tulowitzki was "day-to-day" as they wait to see how he feels.

The Pirates have won 11 of their last 13 home games. A win would give them a sweep over the Rockies for the first time at PNC Park.

07/20 10:28:07 ET

Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 1
BOS 2
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
Final
PHI 4
DET 4
Final
WAS 11
MIA 7
Final
BAL 5
MIN 6
Final
STL 2
NYM 3
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HOU 0
NYY 7
Final
ATL 2
PIT 4
Final
BOS 3
TAM 2
Final
TOR 2
BAL 4
Final
ANA 6
CIN 8
Final
KAN 0
CHC 7
Final
CLE 1
CWS 4
Final
SFG 11
LOS 9
Final
OAK 7
MIL 0
Final
SDP 8
SEA 5
Final
LOS 10
TEX 5
Final
COL 2
ARI 1
Final
ARI 10
COL 11
Final
WAS 91
HOU 99
Final
BRK 107
LAL 99
Final
NOP 110
MIN 88
Final
CLE 87
PHI 86
Final
MIA 109
DET 102
Final
BOS 106
LAC 119
4th
IND 86
DAL 84
 
4th
SAN 101
MEM 89
 
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PHO
OKC
Final
LOU 70
MSU 76
Final
DUKE 66
GONZ 52
Final
NYR 2
WAS 5
Final
CAR 1
BOS 2
Final
NAS 2
CAL 5
Final
NYI 5
DET 4
Final
OTT 2
FLA 4
3rd
NJD 0
ANA 2
 
2nd
WIN 3
CHI 2
 
2nd
PIT 2
SJS 2