Colorado at Houston

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Colorado (72-87) «03231235019251
Houston (55-104)001000002371

Rockies 19, Astros 3

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HOUSTON -- One after another, the hits kept on coming for the Colorado Rockies.

One double, one triple, four homers and 19 singles sprayed around Minute Maid Park.

"This was one of those special days when everything lined up and we came out on top," Chris Iannetta said Sunday after the Rockies set a team record with 25 hits in a 19-3 rout of the Houston Astros. "You can't really tell what's going to happen. Even if you score five or six runs, you never know if it's going to keep going."

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Jordan Pacheco, Ty Wigginton and Tommy Field had four hits each for the Rockies, who broke the previous team mark of 24, accomplished most recently in a 16-4 win at Pittsburgh on Aug. 2, 2003.

Kevin Kouzmanoff and Iannetta each drove in five runs.

"I wouldn't have thought, with no disrespect meant, that it would have been done with the patched up lineup that we have," Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. "But we swung the bats today. We executed with runners at third."

Kouzmanoff had a sacrifice fly in the fifth, then hit two-run homers in the seventh off Lance Pendleton and the eighth against Xavier Cedeno. Three batters later, Iannetta hit a three-run drive.

Kevin Millwood (4-3) hit a two-run homer off Pendleton in the sixth, Millwood's second of the season and fourth of his big league career.

"It's cool they did it when I was pitching," Millwood said. "It's nice get a bunch of runs on the board. It doesn't make the game easier but it makes my plan simpler."

Millwood just wanted to get his batters back on the field quickly.

"I feel good I was able to keep those guys down and have some quick innings," he said. "With the offense putting up that many runs, it makes my job easier."

The 16-run margin of defeat tied the Houston record, accomplished five times previously, according to STATS LLC. The only other time at home was a 17-1 loss to the Mets on Aug. 30, 1999.

The 19 runs allowed matched the second-most in franchise history, trailing only a 22-7 loss at the Chicago Cubs on June 3, 1987. It also was the second-most hits allowed behind 26 in an 18-2 defeat at Cincinnati on Aug. 3, 1989.

"We tried to stop the dike, and we couldn't do it," Astros manager Brad Mills said. "It got away and we tried to come back, but we kept getting behind in the count and giving up chances to swing the bat a little bit. Something like this is never fun."

Houston, a major league-worst 55-104, finishes with a three-game series against St. Louis, which headed to Texas one game behind Atlanta in the NL wild-card race.

Millwood didn't allow a hit after the third inning and retired 13 of his last 14 batters. He gave up one run -- unearned -- and three hits in seven innings.

Colorado won its second straight after stopping a nine-game losing streak.

Lucas Harrell (0-2), starting because Bud Norris has biceps tendinitis, allowed five runs -- three earned -- and seven hits in three innings.

"It's definitely tough," Harrell said. "I saw guys hit good pitches. It was one of those days where they were hitting it well. Everything they were hitting found a hole. They couldn't do anything wrong."

Notes

Rookie Chris Nelson became the second player in Colorado's history to drive in the game-winning run on an extra-inning, bases-loaded walk in Saturday night's 4-2, 13-inning victory. ... Colorado's Eric Young has 26 steals this season, including 22 since his recall on July 22.

 
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Colorado

K. Kouzmanoff
AB 6
R 3
H 3
HR 2
RBI 5
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C. Iannetta
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 1
RBI 5
 

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Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., CF4110211 .249
Mark Ellis, 2B6131002 .246
Seth Smith, RF5230202 .283
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B6335006 .231
Jordan Pacheco, 1B-C6341011 .292
Ty Wigginton, LF6441001 .246
Chris Iannetta, C-1B5225000 .238
Thomas Field, SS5243100 .289
Kevin Millwood, P4112015 .158
    Greg Reynolds, P1000010 .125
Totals4819251854  
Batting
2B - Ty Wigginton (21, A. Rodriguez)
3B - Ty Wigginton (2, Pendleton)
HR - Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (7, Pendleton, Cedeno), Chris Iannetta (14, Cedeno), Kevin Millwood (2, Pendleton)
SF - Mark Ellis (2), Kevin Kouzmanoff (5), Chris Iannetta (4)
SH - Kevin Millwood (3)
RBI - Mark Ellis (40), Kevin Kouzmanoff 5 (31), Jordan Pacheco (12), Ty Wigginton (47), Chris Iannetta 5 (55), Thomas Field 3 (3), Kevin Millwood 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (12), Chris Iannetta 3 (17), Thomas Field (1), Kevin Millwood 2 (2)
CS - Mark Ellis (4, 2nd base by A. Rodriguez/Towles)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
E - Eric Young Jr. (4, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kevin Millwood (W,4-3) 7310160 3.98
Greg Reynolds 2422030 6.19
Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Millwood 96-55, Greg Reynolds 32-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Millwood 6-9, Greg Reynolds 2-1
Batters Faced - Kevin Millwood 25, Greg Reynolds 10
Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jordan Schafer, CF4110020 .243
Jose Altuve, 2B4010000 .268
J.D. Martinez, LF4000011 .279
Carlos Lee, 1B4110010 .277
Brian Bogusevic, RF3110110 .282
Chris Johnson, 3B4021011 .255
Clint Barmes, SS3000002 .246
    Xavier Cedeno, P0000000 .000
    Juan Abreu, P0000000 .000
   a- J.B. Shuck, PH1011000 .282
J.R. Towles, C4000022 .183
Lucas Harrell, P0000000 .000
   b- Brett Wallace, PH1000000 .259
    Aneury Rodriguez, P0000000 .000
   c- Carlos Corporan, PH1000000 .191
    Lance Pendleton, P0000000 .000
    Angel Sanchez, SS1000010 .238
Totals3437219  
a-singled for Abreu in the 9th
b-flied out for Harrell in the 3rd
c-popped out for A. Rodriguez in the 5th
Batting
RBI - Chris Johnson (42), J.B. Shuck (3)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Johnson (15), J.B. Shuck (1)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
E - Lucas Harrell (1, Throwing)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lucas Harrell (L,0-2) 3753110 4.76
Aneury Rodriguez 2644210 5.34
Lance Pendleton 2655112 6.62
Xavier Cedeno 1555002 27.00
Juan Abreu 1100110 1.59
HBP - Young (by Lucas Harrell)
Pitches-Strikes - Lucas Harrell 67-42, Aneury Rodriguez 52-33, Lance Pendleton 39-23, Xavier Cedeno 26-17, Juan Abreu 23-13
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Lucas Harrell 6-3, Aneury Rodriguez 1-3, Lance Pendleton 1-4, Xavier Cedeno 2-1, Juan Abreu 1-1
Batters Faced - Lucas Harrell 19, Aneury Rodriguez 13, Lance Pendleton 13, Xavier Cedeno 8, Juan Abreu 5
Game Information
Attendance - 21621
Game Time - 3:21
Temperature - 73
Umpires - Home - Larry Vanover, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Dan Bellino