Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Carlos Gonzalez picked up three hits and
Christian Friedrich threw six strong innings as the Rockies beat the Phillies,
6-2, in the opener of a three-game series.
Friedrich (5-6) had picked up a loss in his last five decisions coming into
Friday, but held the Phillies to one run on five hits and a walk in six
innings en route to the win. He also struck out seven.
Michael Cuddyer, Jordan Pacheco and Josh Rutledge each stroked a pair of hits
as the Rockies won for the third time in four games. Rutledge was making
his major league debut and also drove in two runs.
Cliff Lee (1-6), who won his first game in his last start before the All-Star
break, took the loss after allowing three runs -- two earned -- on nine hits
and a walk in six innings.
Jimmy Rollins picked up two hits and drove in a run as the Phillies lost
their fifth straight game and for the 11th time in their last 12.
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