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Denver running out of brooms as Rockies continue to sweep through June; beat Pirates 5-4

The Colorado Rockies completed their fourth series sweep out of six in the month of June after beating the Pirates 5-4 on Sunday afternoon. After starter Jorge De La Rosa gave up three runs in the first two innings, the Rockies stormed back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the second, highlighted by back to back doubles from Clint Barmes and Ryan Spilborghs following a run scoring single from Dexter Fowler. The Rockies added one run in each of their next two frames with Barmes adding a solo home run in the fourth inning to cap the Rockies scoring, and then De La Rosa and the Rockies bullpen held on over the next five for the close win over Pittsburgh.

Tomorrow the Rockies visit Los Angeles to face the Angels as the team starts a critical nine game West Coast swing that if successful could help keep the momentum rolling all the way into the All Star break or stop it dead in its tracks.


Final - 6.21.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Pittsburgh Pirates 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 7 1
Colorado Rockies 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 X 5 11 1
WP: Jorge De La Rosa (3 - 7)
SV: Huston Street (16)
LP: Paul Maholm (4 - 4)

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