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Rockies Return To Denver After 4-2 Loss At Texas

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The Colorado Rockies (27-44) ended their 2012 interleague schedule with a 4-2 loss at the Texas Rangers (45-28) last night. Alex White gave up four runs in three innings, and Colorado was unable to score until a ninth inning rally that came up short. The Rockies return home to open a three-game series tonight against the Washington Nationals (41-29) at 6:40 at Coors Field (TV: Root Sports).

The Rockies were down, 4-0, before rallying for two runs in the ninth. However, with two runs in, Scutaro was at first and Eric Young at second when Rangers closer Joe Nathan bounced a pitch with Jason Giambi batting.

Young took off for third, so Scutaro headed for second, but Rangers catcher Mike Napoli retrieved the ball quickly and had them both hung up on the basepaths. The speedy Young made it to third so Napoli threw to Michael Young, who then threw to Elvis Andrus covering second.

Scutaro beat the throw and second-base umpire D.J. Reyburn called him safe. However, Scutaro came out of his pop-up slide and stumbled toward first base. Andrus tagged him out. Giambi then struck out to end the game.

Official: Sunday’s Box Score.

Thus ended the Rockies’ 2-13 performance in Interleague Play, which matched the 2010 Pirates for the lowest single-season winning percentage since the National and American leagues began facing off in regular-season play in 1997.

Last night’s loss concluded a 3-6 road trip, for a club that has dropped 14 of its last 17. The Rockies have had only one winning road record in 20 seasons.

Tickets are available for t0night’s game at Coors Field vs. the Washington Nationals, and can be purchased by calling (800) 388-ROCK, or click here.

[ColoradoRockies.com]

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