Jorge De La Rosa Leads The Colorado Rockies To Victory
Jun 9, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher J. De La Rosa (29) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports
The Colorado Rockies clinched their first home series victory with a win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night in Denver.
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Jorge De La Rosa led the way with seven innings of two run ball — including a no-hitter that went into the fifth inning — and a timely Nolan Arenado home run help the Colorado Rockies clinch the game and the series with a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
De La Rosa earned his 72nd win as a member of the Rockies, which ties Aaron Cook for a franchise record, and his solid start kept the Rockies in the game after he left following the top of the seventh inning.
De La Rosa allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight batters, throwing 62 of his 101 pitches for strikes.
De La Rosa allowed single runs in the fifth and sixth innings, including one on a solo homer by Jhonny Peralta, forcing the Rockies to enter the bottom of the sixth inning down 2-0.
In the bottom of the frame, though, Nolan Arenado blasted a two-run home run to tie the game, his 15th of the season.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Rockies took the lead for good when DJ LeMahieu doubled home a run, and then scored on a single by Carlos Gonzalez, to make the game 4-2.
That insurance run was an important thing, since Boone Logan immediately allowed a solo home run to Peter Bourjos in the top of the eighth on the first pitch he saw, making the game 4-3. After Logan hit a batter and walked another, Scott Oberg worked the Rockies out of the jam.
John Axford pitched a scoreless ninth inning to seal the save and the game for the Rox.
The win sealed the Rockies’ first series victory at home all season, and their first series victory against the Cardinals since July of 2010.
The two clubs will play the final game in their three-game set on Wednesday afternoon, before the Rockies travel on to Miami to face the Marlins for four games.