Lance Lynn allowed hits to the first two batters in the first inning on the way to his first complete game in six years, Nick Solak homered, and the Texas Rangers beat the Colorado Rockies 3-2 Friday night. Lynn (3-0) gave up singles to the first batters he faced and Garrett Hampson scored from third on Nolan Arenado’s groundout. Two Texas errors in the sixth led to an unearned run for Colorado.
German Marquez doesn't have to think back too far to recall pitching against the Texas Rangers. The Colorado Rockies right-hander can simply look at video from three weeks ago and know what he's in for Saturday night. Marquez (2-2, 2.08 ERA) will make his fifth start of the season when the Rockies host the Rangers on Saturday at Coors Field, and 40 percent of those outings will have come against Texas.
WHIP, 27 strikeouts) LINE: Rockies favored by 1 1/2 runs; over/under is 11 1/2 runs BOTTOM LINE: The Texas Rangers square off against the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The Rockies finished 43-38 in home games in 2019. Colorado averaged 9.3 hits per game last year while batting .