There hasn't been a lot of LoDo magic this season, but Saturday night proved to be a welcome exception at 20th and Blake.
The Colorado Rockies scored five runs -- four earned -- off of Pittsburgh Pirates starter A.J. Burnett in the sixth inning, undoing the dominance he showed through the first five, and held steady for a 6-3 win and a series victory, rewarding the fans who waited out a rain delay that lasted 1:45.
The Rox jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Jonathan Herrera's run-scoring single in the bottom of the second inning, but Colorado coughed up the lead a few innings later when Juan Nicasio allowed three consecutive two-out hits, turning a 1-1 tie into a 3-1 deficit.
That set the stage for the Rockies' offense, which was a dormant as it gets before returning home from an awful road trip this weekend. Michael Cuddyer kicked things off with an opposite-field single and came around to score on an RBI hit by Nolan Arenado after hustling to second on a deep fly ball off the bat of Wilin Rosario.
After Burnett unintentionally-intentionally walked Herrera, Walt Weiss sent Charlie Blackmon in to pinch-hit for Wilton Lopez. The decision proved wise, as Blackmon roped a game-tying double into the right-center field gap. Dexter Fowler followed with perhaps the biggest hit of them all, lacing a two-run single over the head of Pirates second baseman Neil Walker.
The Rockies added one more on Corey Dickerson's single, which scored Fowler after he knocked the ball out of Pedro Alvarez's glove while sliding into third base. All five of the Rockies' runs in the sixth came with two outs.
The Pirates made it interesting in the ninth, getting three runners on -- and one in -- against Rockies closer Rex Brothers. However, Brothers notched a key strikeout of Andrew McCutchen with two on and one out and followed with a punch out of Alvarez to end the game.
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