The Colorado Rockies rode Chad Bettis' strong start to a 6-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Thanks to a six inning quality start from Chad Bettis and some well-timed two out hitting from Carlos Gonzalez and Trevor Story, the Rockies were able to get the win in the second game of their series in Baltimore.
Things started off quietly for both teams offensively until the Rockies struck first in the top of the third, when they loaded the bases for Carlos Gonzalez, who drove in the team's first two runs with a ground rule double. Trevor Story followed him and drove in the next two with a bases clearing single. As a result, it took Orioles' ace Chris Tillman 64 pitches to get through three innings. The Orioles did their best to strike back, but Chad Bettis was able to strand runners at second and third to quell the threat.
The Rockies were able to add two more in the top of the fifth when Nolan Arenado doubled to left to bring DJ LeMahieu around to score, and then, after Carlos Gonzalez moved Arenado to third before Chris Tillman threw a wild pitch to Trevor Story that allowed Arenado to come home. The Orioles finally answered in the bottom of the fifth when Chad Bettis hung a slider that Adam Jones sent to left for a two-run home run.
After six very strong innings, Chad Bettis was finished for the evening after allowing only four hits, the aforementioned two runs, walking three and striking out three.
The Orioles got one run back in the bottom of the eighth when Manny Machado scored on a Boone Logan wild pitch. Logan was brought in to get the final two outs in the inning after Scott Oberg put runners on the corners and recorded just one out.
Carlos Estevez came on to finish the game the Rockies and he threw a 1-2-3 ninth to get the save.