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Memorable Day: Rockies Sweep Doubleheader vs. Astros

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The Colorado Rockies (19-29), who had limped home after a 2-4 road trip, swept a doubleheader against the Houston Astros (22-27) yesterday in Denver, winning the first game 9-7, and the second 7-6. The Rockies are off today, before facing the Astros at Coors Field again tomorrow and Thursday.

Jordan Pacheco keyed the Game 1 win, while Dexter Fowler wore the cape in Game 2.

Jordan Pacheco’s soft single in the eighth inning of Game 1 made a day full of hard hits count for the Rockies. Pacheco’s soft liner fell in the right spot in center field, and drove in the winning runs in a much-needed 9-7 victory. The Rockies’ five-run first inning included Pacheco’s RBI triple, as well as Wilin Rosario’s two-run shot. Troy Tulowitzki had an RBI double in the first, and led off the fifth with his eighth homer of the season, and fifth in seven games.

Official: Game One and Game Two Box Scores.

In Game 2, Dexter Fowler lashed a 10th-inning RBI triple into the right-field corner to give the Rockies a 7-6 victory over the Astros to complete a doubleheader sweep. Fowler, who also homered off of Astros starter Jordan Lyles, drew a bases-loaded walk in the fourth just ahead of Marco Scutaro’s three-run double, and finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs. His 10th-inning triple drove in Michael Cuddyer, who had just singled.

It was a tough doubleheader for starting pitchers. Colorado’s Juan Nicasio, who went six innings in the first game, and Game 2′s Alex White, were given a combined 13 runs of support in their 11 innings, yet neither received a decision.

Tickets are available for tomorrow night’s game at Coors Field vs. the Houston Astros, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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