Jason Hammel (4-7) went through the first two innings with no real trouble, but the third inning turned against him. A Travis Buck double and a Jack Hannahan walk set up a Grady Siezemore RBI single. After two outs were put on the board, Hammel wound up balking in the runner from third base for a 2-0 Cleveland lead. Hammel allowed four runs over six innings, walked five and struck out four.
The Rockies (37-37, 18-18 away) have Thursday off before they start a three-game set with the New York Yankees on Friday.