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The next time up, Scutaro was prepared to do better.
Jonathan Herrera doubled with one out in the 11th off Stammen (3-1). After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi walked, Dexter Fowler hit a fly ball to deep center that was caught by Bryce Harper. Herrera tagged up and took third on the play, and pinch-runner Christian Friedrich later took second.
Scutaro was 13 for 68 (.191) with runners in scoring position when he came up against Stammen. Scutaro won it with a single in a seven pitch at-bat.
"Earlier I was a little more aggressive," Scutaro said. "Then when I got two strikes, I was trying pretty much to shorten my swing up and just try to make contact."
Adam Ottavino (2-0) pitched two scoreless innings and struck out five, including all three batters in the 11th.
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"I think I pitch better when the game's on the line," said Ottavino, who has 31 strikeouts and eight walks in 24 innings this season. "I just came in and wanted to throw up a zero. I knew we would score eventually."
Harper sent the game into extra innings when he led off the ninth with a homer, his eighth of the season, against Rafael Betancourt. The Colorado closer is 12 for 16 in save opportunities and has blown three of his past five chances.
Tyler Colvin had a career-high four hits, including a three-run homer in Colorado's five-run first, and set a career-best with five RBIs. Chris Nelson had an RBI double in the second and scored on Colvin's single to make it 7-0.
"We made it a lot harder on ourselves than we needed to," manager Jim Tracy said.
The Rockies went ahead in their half of the sixth against Tom Gorzelanny when they loaded the bases with no outs on two singles and a walk, and Gonzalez grounded into a double play.
For the second straight start, Josh Outman was staked to a big lead by the Rockies but was unable to pitch the five innings needed to qualify for a win on the 75-pitch limit Colorado is using for its four starters.
Outman, who lasted three innings and threw 67 pitches, took the mound in his final inning with the seven-run lead and gave up the five runs with two out.
Gonzalez had an RBI single and Nelson added a run-scoring infield single with the bases loaded in the five-run first against Edwin Jackson, with Gonzalez getting caught after rounding too far off third. Colvin then followed with his eighth homer of the season.
Jackson, left after yielding a leadoff single to Scutaro in the fourth, gave up season-highs in hits (10) and runs (8) in his shortest start since he lasted 2 1/3 innings at Coors Field on April 27, 2010.
"I feel the loss was on me," said Jackson, who is 0-1 with a 17.40 ERA in four starts at Coors Field. "Any time the bullpen has to come in in the fourth inning, it is not a great feeling when you are the starter that day."
|Mobbed Marco Scutaro is the hero after hitting an RBI single with two outs in the 11th for the Rockies, who blow a 7-0 lead. (Getty Images)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Danny Espinosa, 2B||6||2||2||0||0||1||2||.226|
|Bryce Harper, CF-RF||6||2||2||2||0||3||3||.282|
|Ryan Zimmerman, 3B||6||1||1||2||0||2||1||.235|
|Michael Morse, RF||5||2||2||3||0||1||0||.265|
|Craig Stammen, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Adam LaRoche, 1B||4||0||1||1||0||1||1||.251|
|Ian Desmond, SS||5||1||2||2||0||0||1||.276|
|Tyler Moore, LF||4||1||1||0||1||1||1||.339|
|Jesus Flores, C||5||0||1||0||0||1||3||.243|
|Edwin Jackson, P||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.192|
|Tom Gorzelanny, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.500|
|a- Stephen Lombardozzi, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||.258|
|Ryan Mattheus, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Mike Gonzalez, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Roger Bernadina, PH||1||0||1||0||0||0||0||.234|
|Sean Burnett, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rick Ankiel, CF||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.220|
|a-struck out for Gorzelanny in the 6th|
|b-singled for Gonzalez in the 8th|
|2B - Danny Espinosa (17, Roenicke), Ian Desmond (22, Ottavino), Jesus Flores (9, Belisle)|
|HR - Bryce Harper (8, Betancourt), Michael Morse (2, Outman), Ian Desmond (13, Roenicke)|
|SF - Adam LaRoche (5)|
|SH - Edwin Jackson (3)|
|RBI - Bryce Harper 2 (22), Ryan Zimmerman 2 (30), Michael Morse 3 (12), Adam LaRoche (48), Ian Desmond 2 (41)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ryan Zimmerman 2 (15), Michael Morse 3 (8), Ian Desmond 2 (19)|
|PK - Tyler Moore (1, Roenicke)|
|Team LOB - 5|
|DP - Desmond-Espinosa-LaRoche, Zimmerman-Espinosa-LaRoche, Desmond-LaRoche|
|E - Adam LaRoche (5, Missed catch of throw)|
|Craig Stammen (L,3-1)||2.2||4||1||1||2||0||0||1.48|
|HBP - Roenicke (by Tom Gorzelanny)|
|WP - Tom Gorzelanny (1)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Edwin Jackson 79-48, Tom Gorzelanny 43-26, Ryan Mattheus 26-18, Mike Gonzalez 10-3, Sean Burnett 12-9, Craig Stammen 45-27|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edwin Jackson 1-2, Tom Gorzelanny 3-1, Ryan Mattheus 3-1, Sean Burnett 1-1, Craig Stammen 5-2|
|Batters Faced - Edwin Jackson 20, Tom Gorzelanny 11, Ryan Mattheus 7, Mike Gonzalez 2, Sean Burnett 3, Craig Stammen 13|
|Dexter Fowler, CF||6||1||3||0||1||1||3||.292|
|Marco Scutaro, 2B||6||2||3||1||1||1||2||.283|
|Carlos Gonzalez, LF||5||2||3||2||1||0||0||.338|
|Todd Helton, 1B||5||1||1||0||1||2||4||.246|
|Jeremy Guthrie, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.050|
|Michael Cuddyer, 1B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.256|
|Chris Nelson, 3B||6||2||3||2||0||1||2||.275|
|Tyler Colvin, RF||6||1||4||5||0||0||1||.309|
|Wil Nieves, C||5||0||1||0||1||1||2||.343|
|Jonathan Herrera, SS||5||1||2||0||1||1||3||.250|
|Josh Outman, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||1||.125|
|Josh Roenicke, P||0||1||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rex Brothers, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Eric Young Jr., PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.247|
|Matt Belisle, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Rafael Betancourt, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Jordan Pacheco, PH||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.306|
|Adam Ottavino, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Jason Giambi, PH||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.261|
|Christian Friedrich, PR||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.067|
|a-grounded out-bunting for Brothers in the 7th|
|b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Betancourt in the 9th|
|c-walked for Ottavino in the 11th|
|2B - Dexter Fowler 2 (10, Gorzelanny, Mattheus), Chris Nelson (8, Jackson), Jonathan Herrera (5, Stammen)|
|3B - Tyler Colvin (4, Gorzelanny)|
|HR - Tyler Colvin (8, Jackson)|
|SH - Jordan Pacheco (1)|
|RBI - Marco Scutaro (23), Carlos Gonzalez 2 (56), Chris Nelson 2 (22), Tyler Colvin 5 (29)|
|2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (11), Chris Nelson (12), Tyler Colvin 2 (13)|
|Team LOB - 13|
|E - Chris Nelson (6, Throwing)|
|Rex Brothers (H,7)||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||3.54|
|Matt Belisle (H,10)||1||2||0||0||0||0||0||1.98|
|Rafael Betancourt (BS,4)||1||1||1||1||0||1||1||3.14|
|Adam Ottavino (W,2-0)||2||1||0||0||0||5||0||3.38|
|Pitches-Strikes - Josh Outman 67-41, Josh Roenicke 48-31, Rex Brothers 8-5, Matt Belisle 16-11, Rafael Betancourt 15-10, Adam Ottavino 32-23|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Outman 3-2, Josh Roenicke 3-4, Rex Brothers 1-2, Matt Belisle 1-2, Rafael Betancourt 1-1, Adam Ottavino 1-0|
|Batters Faced - Josh Outman 15, Josh Roenicke 13, Rex Brothers 4, Matt Belisle 5, Rafael Betancourt 4, Adam Ottavino 7|
|Attendance - 33957|
|Game Time - 4:15|
|Temperature - 93|
|Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Angel Hernandez, Second Base - Chris Conroy, Third Base - Ed Hickox|