Houston Astros Outslug Colorado Rockies 9 to 6
In a game that looked like it belonged at Coors Field rather than Minute Maid Park, the Astros beat the Rockies 9 to 6 yesterday.
Astros first baseman Carlos Lee doubled and drove in four runs, pinch-hitter Matt Downs knocked in three more as the Astros win extended the Rockies’ losing streak to a season-high eight games.
Houston starter Henry Sosa (3-5) yielded a season-high nine hits but allowed just three runs in 6 1-3 innings to end a three-game losing streak.
Wilin Rosario doubled and hit a three-run homer in the eighth to cut Houston’s lead to 8-6 and Kevin Kouzmanoff had a solo shot in the seventh.
“The two bases-loaded doubles were huge,” Astros manager Brad Mills told MLB.com. “He (Sosa) gave up nine hits in this outing, but he was able to keep away from that inning that has been really hurting him in those other starts. He was able to keep them away from putting a big crooked number up there, which was nice to see.”
Rockies starter Alex White (2-3), acquired in the Ubaldo Jimenez trade with Cleveland, allowed six hits and five runs with six strikeouts in 4 2-3 innings. He hit two batters and threw two wild pitches.
Information from the Associated Press used in this report