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Rockies pry defeat from the jaws of victory in latest inexplicable loss

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There is no way around how bad of a loss the Colorado Rockies suffered in their final game in Texas Sunday afternoon.

A 5-1 lead became a 6-5 deficit which quickly became a 10-6 lead that was dwindled down to 10-9 before again being extended to 12-9 and finally being blown for a crushing 13-12 loss. This, folks, was the worst loss of the season.

This goes beyond coulda-woulda-shoulda and goes into the category of games that were given away to the opposition by poor play, silly mistakes, and free bases; Not by getting beat by a team that got hot at the right time. The Rangers didn't beat the Rockies in this one. The Rockies threw it away.

DJ LeMahieu started things off with the first leadoff home run of his career, a hooking line drive that bounced off the foul pole in left to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead.

The Rockies added in the fourth, scoring three more runs without the benefit of an extra-base hit. Carlos Gonzalez drew a one-out walk and advanced on a Trevor Story single up the middle. Gerardo Parra followed with a second straight single to center to score the second run.

Ian Desmond made it three singles in a row with a line drive over the second baseman, collecting his 40th RBI of the season. Tom Murphy made it 4-0 on a groundout to the shortstop that scored Parra who advanced to third on Desmond's hit.



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