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Rodgers hits a two-run home run in a six-run second inning, while Blach pitches seven innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Cleveland Guardians 7-4

Brendan Rodgers hit a two-run home run in the second inning to help the Colorado Rockies score a total of six runs. Ty Blach, despite a rough start, allowed just two runs in seven innings as the Rockies defeated the Cleveland Guardians 7-4 on Wednesday night.

The Rockies, who were in last place, have now won three series in a row. They have been playing much better lately, going 12-7 after a rough start to the season in which they won just 8 of their first 36 games.

“We believed in ourselves, even in the hard times. We always thought we could win,” Rockies catcher Jacob Stallings said. “Now we show it on the field.”

Eight of the nine players in the Rockies’ lineup had a hit, and several players, including Stallings, Ryan McMahon, Elias Díaz, Sean Bouchard and Hunter Goodman, drove in runs.

Brayan Rocchio hits the ball for a single

This strong offensive performance led to the Rockies scoring their second-highest run total in an inning this season, forcing the Guardians’ starting pitcher, Logan Allen, out of the game.

In the ninth inning, Rockies reliever Tyler Kinley gave up two runs and things got exciting with the tying run at home, but he struck out Andrés Giménez to secure the win.

After a tough first inning, in which he gave up three hits, two runs and two walks, Blach bounced back and gave up no more runs over the next six innings. He said it’s important to stay focused, especially at a ballpark like Coors Field where anything can happen.

“You take that approach mentally before every game and say, hey, whatever it is, I’ve got to stay locked in and make pitches. “If it’s a bad first inning, find a way to bounce back and eat up as many innings as you can because we know we can put together a six spot quickly in this ballpark,” Blach said.

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