08/20 22:30 CDT McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2
McBride, De La Rosa lift Rockies past Royals, 5-2
AP Sports Writer
DENVER (AP) --- Matt McBride hit his first career grand slam and Jorge De La
Rosa pitched eight crisp innings, helping the Colorado Rockies cool off the
Kansas City Royals with a 5-2 win on Wednesday night.
The loss trims the Royals' lead to one game over Detroit in the AL Central.
Danny Duffy (8-11) was cruising along with a 2-1 lead until a two-out error by
third baseman Christian Colon in the sixth opened the door for a big inning.
McBride lined a fastball from Duffy into the left-field bleachers and then
zipped around the bases in exhilaration.
It was McBride's first homer since Sept. 25, 2012, and third of his career. He
was called up from Triple-A Colorado Springs the day before.