MLB Game Summary - Colorado at Baltimore|
(Saturday, August 17th)
Final Score: Baltimore 8, Colorado 4
Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Manny Machado and Brian Roberts each hit two-
run doubles during a seven-run third inning as the Baltimore Orioles beat
the Colorado Rockies, 8-4, in the middle portion of a three-game series.
Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Nick Markakis added an RBI apiece for the Orioles,
who snapped a four-game skid.
Baltimore starter Bud Norris (9-10) allowed four runs on nine hits while
striking out five over 5 2/3 innings.
"Just to get back in the win column was huge," Norris said. "To have a seven-
run third inning it definitely helps any starting pitcher go out there so I
just wanted to keep putting up zeros."
Dexter Fowler had two RBI and a run scored for the Rockies, who had a brief
two-game winning streak snapped. Charlie Blackmon drove in a run and scored
Chad Bettis (0-2) got the start for Colorado and gave up eight runs -- two
earned -- on seven hits over 2 2/3 innings.
"It was really embarrassing," Bettis said of his start. "I have a lot to learn
from this start and that's all I have to take from it."
Each team scored once in the first inning. Fowler led off the game with a
walk, advanced to third on Corey Dickerson's single and scored when Troy
Tulowitzki grounded into a double play.
In the bottom half of the frame, Nate McLouth walked, moved to third on
Machado's single and crossed the plate on Davis' sacrifice fly.
Baltimore, which left the bases loaded in the second, exploded for seven runs
in the third. Davis doubled to left-center field and moved to third on a
passed ball. After Jones reached base on an infield single, Markakis hit a
run-scoring bloop single down the left-field line that Dickerson almost
caught. The runners moved up to second and third on Matt Wieters' groundout.
The second run of the inning crossed the plate when Steve Pearce reached first
on Tulowitzki's fielding error. Two batters later, Roberts hit a two-run
double off the wall in right. After McLouth walked, Machado hit a two-run
double to right. Adam Ottavino came in from the bullpen and gave up an RBI
single to Jones.
The Rockies got one run back in the fourth. With two outs, Blackmon was hit by
a pitch and Jonathan Herrera walked. Fowler followed with an RBI single to
Colorado tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Nolan Arenado hit a one-out
triple to center and scored on Blackmon's groundout. Herrera singled and raced
home on Fowler's single to right-center field, cutting the gap to 8-4.
Baltimore and Colorado are meeting for the first time since the Rockies took
two of three matchups back in 2007 ... The Rockies went 2-for-12 with runners
in scoring position and stranded 11, while the Orioles went 5-for-14 with RISP
and left 12 men on ... Colorado activated pitcher Rafael Betancourt from the
15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Manuel Corpas to Triple-A Colorado
Springs ... Baltimore optioned outfielder Henry Urrutia to Triple-A Norfolk
and recalled pitcher Josh Stinson, who tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings of
08/18 00:35:53 ET