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Rockies Open Weekend Series vs. Angels

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The Colorado Rockies (24-32) return from their Arizona road trip to open a three-game weekend series against the Los Angeles Angels (29-29) at Coors Field. Former St. Louis Cardinal Albert Pujols will make his first appearance in Denver since moving to the American League. The first pitch tonight is scheduled for 6:40 (TV: Root Sports).

Rockies starter Alex White, who will be opposed by Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, will have to make plenty of good adjustments to keep his team in the game against a hot Angels team, but the young pitcher did it in his last start, which ended up being the best outing of his young career. White held the Dodgers to two hits and two runs in 6 2/3 innings of a 3-2 victory on Sunday at Coors Field .

Rockies rookie third baseman Jordan Pacheco’s eight-game hitting streak ended Wednesday night when he went 0-for-3. He still owns the longest hitting streak by a rookie this season, with an 11-game run. Pacheco has at least one hit in 19 of his last 21 games, with multiple hits in seven of those contests.

First baseman Todd Helton ranks 21st on the all-time Major League doubles list with 564. He needs eight two-baggers to tie Ivan Rodriguez for 20th all time. Rockies first baseman Jason Giambi is batting .385 (5-for-13) with three walks and three RBIs as a pinch-hitter this season.

Angels reliever Scott Downs is one of three Major League pitchers who has not given up an earned run this season in 15 or more games. The other two are Aroldis Chapman of the Reds and Mariners lefty Lucas Luetge.

Tickets are available for tonight’s game at Coors Field vs. the Los Angeles Angels, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.


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