The Colorado Rockies picked up their second win against the Detroit Tigers with a 5-4 victory on Saturday night, have won four straight and are now back to .500. But it was not without a brief moment of insecurity.
In the sixth inning, Ubaldo Jimenez gave up back-to-back singles to start things and then he came up with a grimace during an at-bat to Jhonny Peralta. As it turned out, it was a right calf cramp. Matt Lindstrom relieved him and loaded the bases on a Peralta infield single. Ryan Raburn then came up with a two-run double, but Ryan Spilborghs was able to pick up an outfield assist and help get Peralta tagged out at home plate. The score was 4-3 in favor of the Rockies.
In the second inning, Jimenez picked up his first hit of the season when he came up a two-run single while the bases were loaded. Carlos Gonzalez added another single right after that to put a third run on the board. A Ty Wigginton RBI double in the fifth scored a fourth run.
In the bottom of the sixth, Chris Nelson, who hit his first career home run on Friday, followed on Saturday with his second, a solo shot.
Jimenez picked up his second win of the season after allowing three runs in five-plus innings. He struck out five. Lindstrom, Matt Reynolds, Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt and Huston Street finished out the game. Street picked up his save, despite giving up a run.
The Rockies (35-35-19-18 home) conclude this series on Sunday afternoon at 1:10 p.m. MT. Justin Verlander and Aaron Cook take the mound.