Third Straight Loss: Angels 7, Rockies 2
The Colorado Rockies (24-33) lost for the third straight time last night, falling to the visiting Los Angeles Angels (30-29) 7-2 in interleague play. Angels right fielder Torri Hunter batted in six of the seven runs. Rockies starter Alex White got the loss. The two teams go again this afternoon at 2:10 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).
With the exception of two ill-fated home run pitches to Hunter, in the third and fifth innings -- both behind Mike Trout singles -- the right-handed White (2-4) was a credible foe to sizzling Angels lefty C.J. Wilson (7-4).
However, the Rockies didn't have a game-turner like Hunter, who increased his homer total to eight. Wilson, able to stay in the game longer because he had the lead, held the Rockies to one run on five hits and struck out nine in eight innings.
"I was not displeased at all with the effort Alex White gave us tonight. Unfortunately, the guy on the other side of the field was terrific," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy, whose team dropped to 24-33. "C.J. pounded the strike zone for strike one, he had a real good cutter, he had secondary pitches when he needed them."
Official: Friday's Box Score.
White gave up eight hits, struck out six and didn't walk anyone in six innings. It marked his second straight good start at home. White held the Dodgers to two runs on two hits in 6 2/3 innings while beating the Dodgers on Sunday at Coors.
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