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Rockies Lose Series Finale to D-backs 6-1

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The Colorado Rockies (24-32) lost the rubber game of the three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks (27-30) last night in Phoenix 6-1. Colorado starter Josh Outman gave up five runs in the first three innings, and the Rox never recovered. The Rockies return home for a six-game interleague homestand that starts tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Angels (29-29). It was only Outman’s second start after eight relief appearances. His first came on June 1 at home against the Dodgers. In that one, he worked 3 1/3 innings, allowed no runs and two hits and was limited to 55 pitches. The Rockies won that game, 13-3. On Wednesday night, the D-backs pounded out seven hits to drive in their first five runs.

Official: Wednesday’s Box Score.

Offensively, the Rockies couldn’t generate much for the second consecutive night. This time, Miley allowed only three hits. Their only run came in the fifth inning when Jason Giambi doubled and was driven home by Wilin Rosario’s single. Giambi’s hit was Colorado’s first of the game after Miley retired the initial 13 batters he faced.

On Tuesday night in a 10-0 loss, the Rockies managed six hits off three Arizona pitchers, five of them against starter Ian Kennedy, who whiffed 12 in six innings. The Rockies struck out 16 times in that game and six times again on Wednesday, five of them coming against Miley, who didn’t walk a batter.

Tickets are available for tomorrow night’s game at Coors Field vs. the Los Angeles Angels, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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