Guthrie’s foot, not arm, helps in victory

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Guthrie’s foot, not arm, helps in victory

Rockies’ pitcher pinch runs and scores the go-ahead run in Game 1 win
Colorado starting pitcher Juan Nicasio worked the first game of the Rockies’ day-night doubleheader with the Houston Astros. He didn’t figure in the decision, but the Rockies won Game 1 9-7 on Monday at Coors Field.
Astros ace Wandy Rodriguez was hit hard, allowing seven runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in five innings. He gave up six extra-base hits, including four in the first inning, and left trailing 7-6.
Fowler caps a big day with a walkoff to sweep

DENVER – Dexter Fowler capped a big day at the plate with a game-ending triple off Brett Myers with one out in the 10th inning Monday night, giving the Colorado Rockies a 7-6 win and a sweep of their doubleheader with the Houston Astros.
The Rockies won the opener 9-7.
Fowler lined a pitch past a diving first baseman Carlos Lee, and the ball ended up in the right field corner as Michael Cuddyer, who singled to start the inning, scored from first.
After Cuddyer slid across home plate, Fowler ripped off his helmet and threw it across the field in excitement.
Josh Roenicke (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for the win. Myers fell to 0-2.
The Rockies had entered the day 6-18 in May.
Fowler finished the nightcap 4-for-4 with a triple, a home run, three runs scored and three runs batted in. He also had a sacrifice. Back in the leadoff spot, Fowler went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the opener.

Rockies rumpus

The Astros hadn’t played a doubleheader since April 13, 2006, at San Francisco. ... The Astros recalled RHP Jordan Lyles from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start the nightcap against RHP Alex White. Under baseball’s new rules, a team is allowed to add a 26th player for a doubleheader. The Rockies recalled righty Carlos Torres from Triple-A Colorado Springs. ... Dexter Fowler batted leadoff for the first time all season. ... These teams played one other doubleheader, a sweep by Colorado on Set. 14, 1993, at Mile High Stadium in Denver.

Guthrie’s foot, not arm, helps in victory

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Colorado starting pitcher Juan Nicasio worked the first game of the Rockies’ day-night doubleheader with the Houston Astros. He didn’t figure in the decision, but the Rockies won Game 1 9-7 on Monday at Coors Field.
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Astros ace Wandy Rodriguez was hit hard, allowing seven runs, four of them earned, and 10 hits in five innings. He gave up six extra-base hits, including four in the first inning, and left trailing 7-6.
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