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Pirates Vs. Rockies: Christian Friedrich Out For Personal, Team Winning Streaks

The Colorado Rockies have started off their first two post-All-Star Break series on the right foot with victories against the Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates, but against the former the series went downhill after that, losing both games. On Monday, the Rockies escaped with a 5-4 walkoff victory after surrendering a 4-1 lead in the top half of the inning. Can they start a winning streak?

The Rockies turn to Christian Friedrich (5-6, 5.60 ERA), who is looking to win back-to-back games since he won three straight over late May and early June. On July 13, Friedrich picked up his fifth win of the season when he helped defeat the Philadelphia Phillies, 6-2. He allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven batters.

Erik Bedard (4-10, 4.80 ERA) has lost three straight games entering this game. He has allowed at least four runs each time and has lasted fewer innings each time. In his last start, Bedard allowed five runs in 3.2 innings to the San Francisco Giants.

This game can be seen on ROOT Sports and head on 850 KOA at 6:40 p.m. MT.

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