The Colorado Rockies are finally beginning to show signs of life.
They’ll look to make it three straight wins when they open a three-game interleague series with the Cleveland Indians at Jacobs Field.
However, Colorado is enjoying its best nine-game stretch of the season. The Rockies have won two straight and six of their last nine.
“It’s another big step for us,” Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said.
Colorado, a major league-worst 10-26 on the road, took two of three from the Brewers. The Rockies had won just one other road series this year, winning two of three at San Diego from May 31-June 2.
The Rockies have won consecutive road games after dropping eight in a row away from Coors Field. Overall, the last-place Rockies have won three straight series for the first time since May 7-16, 2002.
The Indians have lost two of three to fall five games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins in the AL Central.
“We’ve got to get at least one more run there. It’s a big difference between 3-1 and 3-2,” Cleveland manager Eric Wedge said.
The Indians have not had much trouble scoring runs this year. Cleveland ranks second in the majors with 384 runs and fourth with a .279 team batting average.