Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Charlie Culberson belted his first career
homer in the sixth inning and Wilin Rosario clubbed the go-ahead two-run shot
in the ensuing frame to guide the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 win over the
Charlie Blackmon and Todd Helton homered, and Nolan Arenado knocked in the
other run for the Rockies, who have won six of their last seven games. They
broke a five-game skid on the road and won for just the second time in 11
tries outside of Coors Field.
Juan Nicasio (7-6) gave up four hits and a pair of runs over six innings to
win for the first time in his last five starts.
Nate McLouth went deep to start the bottom of the first and Matt Wieters went
deep off Rex Brothers in the ninth. The other Baltimore run came courtesy of
an Adam Jones single.
Wei-Yin Chen (6-6) had seven strikeouts, but yielded five hits and four runs
over 6 1/3 innings as the Orioles lost their fourth in a row.
McLouth homered to right field and Jones's bases-loaded single to right plated
Brian Roberts in the fourth. The Orioles, though, failed to add on as Nick
Markakis fouled out to catcher Yorvit Torrealba and Wieters lined out to
Rosario doubled to start the fifth and scored on Arenado's base hit to right
before Culberson tied it with a blast tight to the line in left.
Michael Cuddyer walked to begin the seventh, leading to Rosario's homer that
barely cleared the wall in right field.
Blackmon hit a titanic homer to right in the eighth off Francisco Rodriguez,
who left the game in that inning due to a right groin strain.
Helton homered to right off Jim Johnson in the ninth and Wieters returned the
favor to center with one out.
Orioles pitching coach Rick Adair has taken a leave of absence and has been
replaced by bullpen coach Bill Castro ... Nicasio won for the first time in
four career interleague decisions ... Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had an 11-
game hitting streak broken.
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