With a 10-inning, 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon, the Colorado Rockies are just 1-5 at Coors Field against them. Former Colorado Rockies center fielder Juan Pierre delivered the go-ahead two-run single in the top of the 10th with Clayton Mortensen on the mound.
Mortensen's troubles began when Gordon Beckham put down a bunt, which he was unable to come up with. This loaded the bases, and Paul Konerko hit into a fielder's choice, the out coming at home plate. Pierre came to the plate and deposited a single into deep right field to score two runs.
The Rockies were put in that position because Matt Lindstrom allowed a Gordon Beckham RBI single and a Juan Pierre sac fly in the bottom of the eighth, blowing a 4-2 lead. Aaron Cook (4.66 ERA) allowed one run on five hits and four walks over six innings. Rafael Betancourt allowed a leadoff homer by Beckham in the seventh inning.
White Sox starter Jake Peavy allowed four runs in six innings, three allowed on Troy Tulowitzki's three-run home run (15) in the bottom of the first inning. Matt Pagnozzi drove the other run in on a single in the sixth inning. Four White Sox relievers held the Rockies to two hits over the final four innings.
The Rockies (39-42, 20-21 home) host the Kansas City Royals on Friday.