Tigers Shut Out Rockies 5-0 in Series Finale
It was another quiet day at the plate as Colorado Rockies (25-40) hitters struck out 13 times, and were unable to produce any runs en rout to a 5-0 road loss in the interleague series finale against the Detroit Tigers (32-34) yesterday afternoon in Motown. The Rockies are off today before opening a three-game series in Philadelphia tomorrow night.
The Rockies lost for the 10th time in 11 games, and fell to 1-11 in Interleague Play, after going 56-47 against the American League from 2006-11.
Official: Sunday's Box Score.
Rockies starter Jeremy Guthrie had struggled mightily in losing his previous two outings -- to the tune of a 15.91 ERA. Although he was having problems putting hitters away when ahead in counts on Sunday, he entered the third inning down just 1-0. But starting with the error, five of the next six hitters reached. Guthrie extracted the desired ground ball from the last of those hitters, Ramon Santiago, but it rolled just beyond the glove of diving second baseman Chris Nelson for a two-run single and a 4-0 Tigers lead.
"There's frustration," Guthrie said. "You want to go out there and give your team a chance to win. I was unable to do that today."
Guthrie sat through a 53-minute rain delay that began during the top of the fourth, and he didn't return when play resumed, giving way to Guillermo Moscoso.
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