The Colorado Rockies rode one big inning to a 8-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday afternoon, pushing their record to 14-11 in Cactus League play so far this spring. After trailing 3-0 early, the Rockies scored eight unanswered runs before stopping a White Sox rally in the ninth inning.
Rockies starter Jamie Moyer didn't have a great outing, giving up three runs on seven hits and three walks over four innings. The bullpen would be dominant from there until Esmil Rogers made things a little bit interesting in the ninth, but he wiggled out of a jam by striking out Tyler Saladino to end the game.
Gavin Floyd started out well for Chicago, but he gave up a pair of runs in the third inning before imploding in a six-run sixth inning by the Rockies. Wilin Rosario was the big man at the plate for Colorado, going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Dexter Fowler also added a home run on his only hit of the night.
The White Sox rallied late, getting the winning run on deck, but Rogers was ultimately able to get out of the situation. Chicago finished the game with 14 hits, including four different players that got on base three times apiece, but couldn't get enough timely hits.
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