The Colorado Rockies are now losers of five straight and seven in a row at Coors Field after dropping Wednesday evening's contest to the St. Louis Cardinals, 9-6. Former Rockies outfielder Matt Holliday wielded the big stick with two home runs, a two-run shot in the first inning and a three-run blast in the seventh inning that tipped the scales in favor of his team, 6-5 at the time.
The Rockies did most of their damage less one run during the sixth inning. The team hit four consecutive extra-base hits to go up 4-3. Andrew Brown started things off with a double and then scored on Jordan Pacheco's double. Tyler Colvin followed with his second triple of the night and plated Pacheco. That paved the way for a Ramon Hernandez RBI double. Later in the inning, Eric Young Jr. doubled in the final Rockies' run of the game for a 5-3 lead.
Josh Rutledge hit a solo home run, his fourth of the season, in the bottom of the ninth.
Drew Pomeranz (ND, 5.13 ERA) made the start for the Rockies and allowed three in four innings. In addition to the two-run Holliday home run, Pomeranz allowed a Tyler Green RBI double. Rex Brother was charged with two of the three runs on Holliday's second homer, but Matt Belisle had relieved him to face the outfielder. Matt Reynolds allowed a run on a wild pitch and Carlos Torres allowed the other two runs on a fielder's choice and what turned into an inning-ending double play in the ninth.
Jake Westbrook (10-8, 3.79 ERA) allowed five runs in six innings for the Cardinals' 56th win of the season.
The Rockies (37-65, 20-34 home) close out this series on Thursday night with
Christian Friedrich Alex White on the mound.
For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more on these teams, visit Rockies blow Purple Row and Cardinals blog Viva El Birdos.