Sports - Colorado Rockies

May 1, 2011 8:13 PM by Jordan Mason

Charlie Morton pitches Pirates past Rockies 8-4

DENVER (AP) - Charlie Morton pitched into the sixth inning for his third win, Garrett Jones had two hits and three RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 8-4 on Sunday.

Xavier Paul, Andrew McCutchen, Lyle Overbay and Pedro Alvarez also had two hits each for the Pirates, who took two of three in the series.

Colorado ace Ubaldo Jimenez (0-2) struggled again and his ERA rose to 7.20 through four starts.

Dexter Fowler and Todd Helton had two hits each for the Rockies.

Jimenez allowed four runs on six hits, struck out six and walked four. He needed 88 pitches to get through four innings in his shortest outing of the season. Last year, Jimenez failed to pitch into the sixth twice in 33 starts and dominated hitters en route to a 15-1 record at the All-Star break.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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