Tuesday Recap: Hard Times at Home for Rockies Hurlers Continues Against Astros

Guriel delivers first career go-ahead home run in 7th or later© Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

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The Astros added to what has become home-field woes for the Rockies of late. The 9-8 loss -- in which the Astros four-run seventh wiped out the Rockies 8-5 lead -- was the Rockies sixth in the last 10 games. And in those 10 games, the Rockies pitching staff has an 8.61 ERA, and has blown five of six save attempts. Only five pitchers have an ERA below 6.75 in those 10 games.

AT THE PLATE

Nolan Arenado had two RBI in the loss, his 22nd multi-RBI game of the season, which is the most among Major League players. It was his 14th at Coors Field, where he drove in a season-high five runs May 25 against the Orioles. The loss was only the team's fifth in those 22 games.

ON THE MOUND

Even the good luck charm -- right-hander German Marquez -- didn't have his magical touch on Tuesday night.The Rockies lost for only the second time in 10 starts Marquez has made at Coors Field this year. They had won his last eight starts before the bullpen let Tuesday's game get away.

FYI

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel hit two home runs in a game for only the second time this year, and his home run off lefty Jake McGee in the seventh was his first against a left-hander this season. He has hit 10 home runs this season, five in a current seven-game hitting streak. It was the first go-ahead home run in the seventh inning or later in his career.

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