The Colorado Rockies appeared close to ending their Sunday losing streak by holding a lead into the bottom of the eighth inning. However, things were not to be and the Rockies wound up losing, 8-3, spoiling Juan Nicasio's gem of a start.
The Rockies entered the bottom of the eighth with a slim 3-2 lead. Ryan Spilborghs hit a sacrifice fly in the second inning and then saw Troy Tulowitzki single in Dexter Fowler in the next inning. Chris Nelson's RBI single in the fifth put the Rockies' third run on the board.
Rex Brothers relieved Juan Nicasio, who struck out 10 and allowed two runs in seven innings, to start the bottom of the eight. After a leadoff walk, Chase Headley laced a ball to right field for the game-tying RBI on a triple. Brothers walked Kyle Blanks and left the game. Jesus Guzman Logan Forsythe, Luis Martinez and Rob Johnson drove in five more runs (aided by poor defense on Dexter Fowler's part) before Edgmer Escalona entered the game. He got the final out of the inning.
The Rockies (51-57, 25-31 away) head back to Coors Field for a series with the Philadelphia Phillies.