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Rockies down the Pirates 5-0 behind De La Rosa's great start

Jorge De La Rosa's terrific start helped the Rockies avoid the sweep in Pittsburgh.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Rockies beat the Pirates 5-0 thanks to a great start from Jorge De La Rosa. The lefty pitched six innings, allowing no runs and just four hits while striking out seven. While he did run into a bit of trouble in the seventh inning, Scott Oberg was able to bail him out with two nice strikeouts of Pedro Alvarez and Jordy Mercer while also getting Josh Harrison to ground out.

The game was scoreless through three, but the Rockies tacked on runs in the fourth inning to take a lead they would not relinquish. DJ LeMahieu got things going with a liner to right and took second on a single from CarGo. Arenado then doubled home DJ to put the Rockies on the board. Ben Paulsen followed him up with a two-RBI triple to put the Rox up 3-0.

With two outs and Paulsen on first, a wild pitch and intentional walk to Descalso gave the Rockies two men on base. Both scored on a throwing error by Pirates' pitcher Charlie Morton to put the Rockies' lead at five. Morton allowed three earned runs and five total on six hits and two walks.

Christian Friedrich replaced Oberg to pitch the eighth inning and pitched a clean inning with Jairo Diaz getting the last out. John Axford came on in the ninth and pitched a scoreless inning to secure the victory.

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<tr><td width=150>Total comments</td><td>247</tr>

<tr class="alt"><td>Total commenters</td><td>17</tr>

<tr><td>Commenter list</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/COajm">COajm</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Ducks_RockiesFan">Ducks_RockiesFan</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/ESterps08">ESterps08</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/JaySantos">JaySantos</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Matt%20Gross%20(RhodeIslandRoxfan)">Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/NY%20Rox%20Fan">NY Rox Fan</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/NoDo%20Joe">NoDo Joe</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Paleface%20Destro">Paleface Destro</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/PurpleToPurple">PurpleToPurple</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Rocky%20Mountain%20Way">Rocky Mountain Way</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/RoctoMom">RoctoMom</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/SDcat09">SDcat09</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/The%20Lodo%20Magic%20Man">The Lodo Magic Man</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/WhiskeyDrinkingMan">WhiskeyDrinkingMan</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/butterfly2">butterfly2</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/chickenfoof">chickenfoof</a>, <a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/shay.cheever">shay.cheever</a></tr>

<tr class="alt"><td>Story URLs</td><td><div><a href="http://www.purplerow.com/2015/8/30/9227737/game-no-128-thread-jorge-de-la-rosa-vs-charlie-morton">http://www.purplerow.com/2015/8/30/9227737/game-no-128-thread-jorge-de-la-rosa-vs-charlie-morton</a></div>

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<td>1</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/ESterps08">ESterps08</a></td><td>56</td>

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<td>2</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/NY%20Rox%20Fan">NY Rox Fan</a></td><td>54</td>

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<td>3</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/COajm">COajm</a></td><td>24</td>

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<td>4</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/The%20Lodo%20Magic%20Man">The Lodo Magic Man</a></td><td>17</td>

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<td>5</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Ducks_RockiesFan">Ducks_RockiesFan</a></td><td>17</td>

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<td>6</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/SDcat09">SDcat09</a></td><td>14</td>

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<td>7</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/PurpleToPurple">PurpleToPurple</a></td><td>13</td>

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<td>8</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Matt%20Gross%20(RhodeIslandRoxfan)">Matt Gross (RhodeIslandRoxfan)</a></td><td>10</td>

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<td>9</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/NoDo%20Joe">NoDo Joe</a></td><td>8</td>

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<td>10</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/WhiskeyDrinkingMan">WhiskeyDrinkingMan</a></td><td>6</td>

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<td>11</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/chickenfoof">chickenfoof</a></td><td>6</td>

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<td>12</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Paleface%20Destro">Paleface Destro</a></td><td>5</td>

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<td>13</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/Rocky%20Mountain%20Way">Rocky Mountain Way</a></td><td>5</td>

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<td>14</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/butterfly2">butterfly2</a></td><td>4</td>

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<td>15</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/JaySantos">JaySantos</a></td><td>4</td>

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<td>16</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/RoctoMom">RoctoMom</a></td><td>3</td>

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<td>17</td><td><a href="http://www.sbnation.com/users/shay.cheever">shay.cheever</a></td><td>1</td>

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