The Astros lead off the game with three straight singles and a three-run bomb off the bat of Colby Rasmus. Bettis finally got out of the first inning but the beating continued as George Springer tacked on a solo shot to extend the lead to 5-0 in just the second inning.
Luckily, Chad Bettis settled in and provided three more innings of scoreless baseball to keep the Rockies somewhat in the game. Bettis had his second rough start in a row as he pitched just five innings and allowed five runs. He struck out five and walked two.
Dallas Keuchel came out and pitched exactly like you would have expected him to as he held the Rockies off the bases through the first five innings. He didn't get a lot of swing and misses, but he got the Rockies to pound the ball into the ground as he got 13 groundball outs.
The Rockies finally got on base in the sixth after a lead-off walk to Rafael Ynoa, and then broke into the hit column with a line-drive single into left field by Nick Hundley. The Rockies decided to put some numbers in the run column as well as Troy Tulowitzki and Nolan Arenado followed with RBI singles to bring the score to 5-2
Christian Friedrich came on in relief for Chad Bettis and threw a solid 1-2-3 inning, striking out the side.
The Rockies got another run in the seventh on an RBI double from Nick Hundley, but that run was erased after LaTroy Hawkins gave up a solo shot to George Springer; his second of the game.
Keuchel finished with three runs earned over 6.2 innings while striking out four and walking two.
The Rockies managed to get two runners on in the ninth, but Luke Gregerson was able to get Rafael Ynoa to ground into a game-ending double play.
The Rockies will play game two in Houston tomorrow at 12:10 PM
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