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LeMahieu lifts Rockies past White Sox

Denver,  CO (SportsNetwork.com) - DJ LeMahieu tied the game with an RBI double 
in  the sixth inning  and hit a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth, leading 
the Colorado Rockies to a 10-4 win over the Chicago White Sox in the finale of 
a three-game series on Wednesday. 

LeMahieu's  hit in  the eighth keyed a  six-run rally that broke the game wide 
open.  He had three  hits and scored twice for the Rockies, who took the first 
and third games to win their second straight series. 

Charlie Blackmon also had three hits, an RBI and two runs scored for Colorado. 

Conor  Gillaspie hit a two-run single for the White Sox, who finished 2-4 on a 
six-game road trip. 

Justin  Morneau  singled to lead off  the eighth against Scott Downs (0-2) and 
Nolan  Arenado  followed with a  hit off Ronald Belisario.  Both moved up on a 
bunt and LeMahieu laced a 94 mph pitch to center field to bring them home. 

"With  the infield  in I was just trying to elevate something," said LeMahieu. 
"He  threw the sinker but I think he left it up a little bit. I was just lucky 
to hit it hard." 

Josh  Rutledge and  Michael Cuddyer added RBI singles in the inning and Carlos 
Gonzalez knocked in two with a double. 

Earlier, LeMahieu knocked  White Sox right-hander Erik Johnson out of his first 
interleague start with his line-drive double to tie the game. 

White  Sox  right fielder Avisail  Garcia was hurt diving  for the hit when he 
rolled over on his left shoulder. 

Garcia  left the  game, but the White Sox said initial X-Rays on his shoulder 
were negative for fracture, separation or dislocation. 

Johnson gave up nine hits and a walk and struck out four in 5 2/3 innings. 

"The  Rockies put  together Some great at-bats," said White Sox second baseman 
Marcus Semien. "They didn't get out of their zone. They got their pitch to hit 
and  they didn't  chase too many. We tried  as a defense but they hit the ball 

Rockies righty Juan Nicasio went five frames, also allowing four runs on eight 
hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Rex Brothers (1-0) got two outs in the 
eighth and picked up the win. 

Blackmon  stroked Johnson's  second pitch for a triple in the first inning and 
scored on Cuddyer's ground out to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead. 

Tyler  Flowers and Adam  Eaton each hit an RBI single in the second inning for 
the White Sox,  but Blackmon and Arenado  did the same for Colorado -- in the 
second and third innings -- to give the home team a 3-2 lead. 

Gillaspie's  two-run single for Chicago in  the fifth scored Eaton and Semien, 
who had led off with back-to-back base hits. 

                                   Game Notes 

The White Sox return to start a four-game homestand with Cleveland on Thursday 
... The Rockies start a seven-game road trip Friday in San Francisco. 

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