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Rockies Fall 8-5 To Phillies

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The Colorado Rockies (34-53) fell to the visiting Philadephia Phillies (38-51) 8-5 last night in Denver. Colorado starter Jeremey Guthrie gave up four runs in the first inning. Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario belted his 15th homerun to lead all major league rookies. The rubber game of the series is this afternoon at 1:10 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

The Phillies took a 4-0 first-inning lead against Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie. Victorino and Utley doubled to account for one run, and after Ryan Howard walked, Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz swatted a three-run shot, his 14th.

Phillies starter Vance Worley held the Rockies to two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings. Worley struck out just two but one was huge — Michael Cuddyer with the bases loaded to end the fifth.

Official: Saturday’s Box Score.

Down four runs, the Rockies began a rally when Phillies pitcher Jake Diekman hit Tyler Colvin and walked Jordan Pacheco with one out in the eighth. Rosario greeted Phillies reliever Brian Sanches with a tape-measure shot to center. Rosario’s 15 home runs lead Major League rookies.

“It was another opportunity,” said Rosario, still beaming from the birth Thursday of his first child, a 7-pound, 19-inch boy named Will. “He tried to make a good pitch and I caught it on the good part of the bat.”

The homer left the difference at 6-5, but Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon forced Josh Rutledge to ground out and struck out Jason Giambi. The Phillies extended the lead in the ninth when Jimmy Rollins doubled and Shane Victorino tripled off Matt Belisle. Chase Utley added an RBI single off Rex Brothers.

Tickets are available for this afternoon’s game vs. the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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