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De La Rosa and the Rockies look to avoid the sweep against the Pirates

Jorge De La Rosa takes the mound for the Rockies against Charlie Morton of the Pirates.

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rockies (51-76) take on the Pirates (79-49) as they look to avoid being swept. While the Rockies find themselves in the cellar once again, the Pirates sit just 3.5 games behind the Cardinals for the NL Central lead. The Rockies enter today having lost 15 of their past 20 games. The streaking Pirates have won 17 of their last 20 games.

Jorge De La Rosa gets the call for the Rockies and will be looking to turn things around after struggling in his last start. The lefty allowed five runs on nine hits in seven innings while walking four. Charlie Morton struggled in his last outing as well, allowing four runs on eight hits through just 5.1 innings. He is 2-1 against the Rockies through six starts with an ERA of 3.62.

The Rockies are making a few changes to their lineup today. Dustin Garneau gives Nick Hundley a day off and Daniel Descalso replaces Jose Reyes. Kyle Parker takes Brandon Barnes' spot in the outfield. The lineup will have to do better with runners in scoring position, as they went just 1-for-7 last night.


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<h3>Today's Lineups</h3>

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<th align="left">COLORADO ROCKIES</th>

<th align="left">PITTSBURGH PIRATES</th>




<tr><td class="td-last td-name">Charlie Blackmon - CF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Gregory Polanco - RF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">DJ LeMahieu - 2B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Starling Marte - LF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Carlos Gonzalez - RF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Andrew McCutchen - CF</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Nolan Arenado - 3B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Aramis Ramirez - 3B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Ben Paulsen - 1B</td><td class="td-first td-name">Francisco Cervelli - C</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Kyle Parker - LF</td><td class="td-first td-name">Mike Morse - 1B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Daniel Descalso - SS</td><td class="td-first td-name">Josh Harrison - 2B</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Dustin Garneau - C</td><td class="td-first td-name">Jordy Mercer - SS</td></tr><tr><td class="td-last td-name">Jorge De La Rosa - LHP</td><td class="td-first td-name">Charlie Morton - RHP</td></tr></tbody>




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