Baltimore (27-37) at Colorado (25-42)

  • Game info: 3:05 pm EDT Sun Jun 20, 2004
  • TV: WB54, KTVD
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The Colorado Rockies are certainly glad to have Preston Wilson back in the lineup.

Wilson will try to help the Rockies complete their first series sweep of the season when they close their interleague set with the Baltimore Orioles.

Wilson, who led the National League with 141 RBIs last season, returned to the lineup Friday after missing 58 games because of knee surgery and went 0-for-4.

However, he went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs Saturday to lead the Rockies to an 11-6 victory.

“I’ve been waiting for him to get back and see what was going to happen,” Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said.

Wilson was not the only one to produce offensively for the Rockies.

Vinny Castilla drove in three runs, Todd Helton drove in two, and Royce Clayton had two RBIs and scored three runs for Colorado, which has won four of five following an eight-game losing streak.

The Orioles finished with 14 hits Saturday, but it was not enough to prevent them from losing their season-high seventh straight.

“You’re mad when you lose, sure,” Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli said. “They’re just giving me what they have. That’s it, that’s all I can ask for. Obviously, you want different results, just right now we’re not getting them.”

Javy Lopez went 3-for-5, and Rafael Palmeiro drove in three runs for Baltimore, which was without left fielder B.J. Surhoff and third baseman Melvin Mora.

Surhoff was placed on the 15-day disabled list before the game with a strained calf, and Mora missed his second straight game with a sore foot.

Outfielder Luis Matos was also unavailable because of sore ribs, leaving the Orioles with just two position players on the bench.

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