Rockies win fourth in a row, rally in fifth PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 May 2013 10:57

By EARL WATT

• Leader & Times

With the Rockies trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the fifth, and White Sox pitcher Brodie Sumner dominating on the mound, the three-game winning streak for the Rockies appeared to be coming to an end.

But a one-out rally led to four runs for the Rockies in an improbable 5-3 rally at Rosel Field that moved the Rockies within a half game of the first-place Cardinals.

Malcolm Wiltshire walked to lead of the fifth and stole second. Eriskson Vasquez hit a shot to the White Sox shortstop who fired to first for the out, but Wiltshire advanced to third.

An errant throw form the catcher to pitcher allowed Wilstshire to score and cut the White Sox lead in half, 3-2.

Cesar Burciaga hit a two-strike pitch to the right center field fence for a triple.

Brodie Warren followed with a walk and then stole second.

Rodney Pando drome a Sumner pitch to left center that rolled by the left fielder. Burciaga and Warren scored to give the Rockies a 4-3 lead.

Sumner recorded a strike out on Jaden Gustafson for the second out, but Carlos Ballderas hit the ball through the gap between first and second that allowed Pando to score and give the Rockies a 5-3 lead.

Burciaga took the mound in the top of the sixth and after walking a batter was abel to get two outs. The runner was leading off first, and catcher Warren threw the ball to first base to pick the runner off for the final out to preserve the 5-3 win.

The White Sox dropped to 2-2 on the season while the Rockies won their fourth in a row.

Tonight, action continues in the Liberal Cal Ripken League with the A’s squaring off against the Royals. The A’s ended a 14-game winning streak for the Royals in their first game of the season.

 

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