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Mariners Vs. Rockies Preview: Alex White Seeks First Win Of 2012

After losing his first two outings of the year, Rockies starter Alex White goes for his first win in 2012 against the Mariners.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Alex White #6 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 13, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Alex White #6 of the Colorado Rockies throws a pitch against the Los Angeles Dodgers on May 13, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Alex White will be looking for his first victory of the season on Friday night when the Seattle Mariners visit Coors Field. The series kicks off interleague play for both teams in 2012 under baseball’s new scheduling format.

White (0-2, 6.75 ERA), who was called up on May 8 to face San Diego, has had mixed results in his first two outings of the season. Against the San Diego Padres in his season debut, White gave up just two runs over 6.1 innings but he was docked with the loss as Colorado could muster just one run.

His second start of the season didn’t go nearly as well, with White giving up six runs on five hits and three walks over 4.1 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It’ll be interesting to see how long White’s leash is against the Mariners.

Opposing White will be Kevin Millwood (1-4, 5.09 ERA), who pitched for the Rockies in 2011. He just had his best start of the season, throwing seven innings of one-run ball against the New York Yankees for his first win.

Game time: 6:40 p.m. MT, Friday, May 18, 2012

Location: Coors Field, Denver, Colo.

TV/Radio: ROOT Sports/KOA 850

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