Center fielder Dexter Fowler tripled in the 10th inning to score Michael Cuddyer and give the Colorado Rockies a sweep of a Memorial Day doubleheader with a 7-6 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night. As Cuddyer came all the way around from first base, the Rockies improved to 19-29. Houston falls to 22-27 with the loss.
The game-winning RBI capped a gigantic effort from Fowler, who ended the night 4-for-4 with a walk, three runs and three RBI. Given that Fowler started the game with a leadoff homer to right fielder as the Rockies' first batter of the game, it was a fitting way to end a competitive and entertaining back-end of the doubleheader.
The Rockies used a four-run fourth inning to get out to a 6-4 lead, but a Chris Snyder RBI single and solo homer from Justin Maxwell knotted the game and forced extra innings. Josh Roenicke earned the win for Colorado, his first of the season. Rockies starter Alex White allowed 10 hits and six earned runs over five innings.
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