Colorado Rockies vs. Minnesota Twins: Live doubleheader game thread
After a rainy Wednesday postponed the second game of a three-game series between the Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins, the two teams will end their only encounter of the season with a doubleheader on Thursday.
The first game of the doubleheader will feature German Marquez (1-2, 4.88 ERA) taking the hill for the Rockies while Ervin Santana (6-1, 1.50 ERA) gets the call for Minnesota. That game is scheduled to begin at 12:10 p.m. CT/11:10 a.m. MT and will be carried by MLB Network.
Colorado has announced its starting lineup for game one. You can see it by clicking here. Minnesota’s game one lineup can be viewed by clicking here.
Note: Colorado won the first game on Thursday 5-1. Colorado is now 11 games over .500 for the first time since Sept. 26, 2010. German Marquez pitched five strong innings and was backed by a Rockies offense that jumped quickly on Minnesota starter Ervin Santana. Greg Holland retired one batter for the second consecutive game to earn another save, elevating his mark to 18-for-18 on the season.
The second game of the doubleheader (scheduled to start at 6:10 p.m. CT/5:10 p.m. MT) has Tyler Chatwood (3-5, 5.25 ERA) starting for Colorado while Jose Berrios will get his second start of the season. He has a 1-0 record and 1.17 ERA after earning the win against the Cleveland Indians on May 13. That game will be carried by ROOT Sports-Rocky Mountain in the Denver region and Fox Sports North in the Twin Cities area.
Santana and Chatwood were two of the players were highlighted among 5 key players to watch in this series. You can read that article by clicking here.
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Thursday’s doubleheader is a good test for two teams who currently lead their respective divisions. Minnesota (19-16) leads the Indians in the American League Central by one game. Colorado (25-15) has a two-game lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League West.
Colorado took the first game of the series on Tuesday night with a 7-3 decision. Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra hit homers to pace the Rockies offense while Kyle Freeland recorded his fifth quality start of the season to move to 4-2 on the season.
Brian Dozier and Jason Castro led the Twins with each logging two hits and an RBI.
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