Rockies down Orioles, Chen loses third straight start

AP, Baltimore, Maryland

Sun, Aug 18, 2013 - Page 20


In MLB interleague action on Friday Colorado hit four home runs, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot by Wilin Rosario in the seventh inning, as the Rockies beat the Orioles 6-3 to extend Baltimore’s losing streak to four games.

Charlie Culberson, Charlie Blackmon and Todd Helton also homered for the Rockies, who have won six of seven. It was Culberson’s first major league home run in 55 at-bats.

Dominican pitcher Juan Nicasio (7-6) allowed two runs, four hits and four walks over six innings to earn his first win in five starts since July 20. The right-hander yielded 15 runs over 14 innings in his previous three outings and was 0-3 with a 7.79 ERA in four interleague starts this season.

Taiwan’s Chen Wei-yin (6-6) retired 12 of his first 13 batters, but could not get out of the seventh inning. He gave up four runs and five hits in 6 1/3 innings in losing his third consecutive start.

Nate McLouth and Matt Wieters homered for the Orioles, who were coming off three straight one-run defeats in Arizona.