The Cleveland Guardians have rolled into the Rockies this week and are off to a great start with an extra-innings win on Tuesday night followed by another victory this evening. On Wednesday they had some work to do late in the game, but ultimately topped the Rockies 7-5 after falling behind 4-2 early.
The club was first to score in the second thanks to a leadoff double by Owen Miller and an RBI single from Oscar Mercado, but quickly got behind 2-1 in the home half after a throwing error by Konnor Pilkington.
The team responded in the third with a solo shot by Amed Rosario but once again fell behind 4-2 after some timely hitting and an error by Mercado in left field.
But, Rosario's bat stayed hot in the fifth and he delivered on a single which was followed up by another from José Ramírez. Rosario and Ramírez would move up a bag on steals, and then advance an additional base to score to cut the lead.
A sac-fly by Miller made it a tied game, and Josh Naylor added an RBI-double to give the Guardians the 5-4 advantage.
Rosario also would score the Guardians sixth and seventh run on a wild pitch in the sixth inning and on a sac-fly in the ninth after his leadoff triple to right to make it 7-5.
The Guardians had 11 hits on the evening, including a 3-for-5 performance from Rosario who has been on fire as late along with a 4-for-5 day from Ramírez. The Guardians now have four-straight series wins, and improved to 31-27.
Play Of The Game
Steven Kwan made an incredible game-saving catch at the end of the seventh as the Rockies were threatening. With two out and runners on first and second, the Rockies pushed another run across the plate to make it 6-5.
With the pressure still on with two outs and first and third, it looked like José Iglesias found some green in the outfield when Kwan made the improbable diving catch to leave the Rockies-faithful stunned.
After the wild finish from the game the previous night, you felt the series would be a fun one, and it's lived up to it through the first two. Now, the Guardians are looking to sweep on Thursday afternoon.
Triston McKenzie (3-5, 3.09) will take the mound for the Guardians opposite of Chad Kuhl (4-3, 3.70) for the Rockies for the 3:10 PM (EST) start.
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