6/29/2014 7:33 P.M. ET
Rox pay back Crew with 3-run, 2-error sequence
By Caitlin Swieca / MLB.com
MILWAUKEE -- One weekend after the Rockies gift-wrapped three runs to Milwaukee with a wild pitch at Coors Field, the Brewers returned the favor with their own sloppy play on Sunday that led to three Colorado runs in a 10-4 Rockies win.
The Rockies already held a 5-2 lead when Troy Tulowitzki and Corey Dickerson led off the fifth inning with back-to-back singles. On the first pitch of Wilin Rosario's at-bat, the Rockies catcher hit a Yovani Gallardo offering sharply to third baseman Aramis Ramirez's back-hand side. Ramirez booted the ball into left field, allowing both Tulowitzki and Dickerson to score.
"I saw he dove for the ball, and I just kept going," Dickerson said. "[Third-base coach Stu Cole] kind of held me up, but I kind of noticed he was pretty far away to be able to make the throw, so I took off and slid."
When Jeff Bianchi threw home to try to get Dickerson out, Rosario broke for third. Catcher Jonathan Lucroy threw back to third, but his throw sailed over Ramirez's head into left field, allowing Rosario to score.
Ramirez and Lucroy both received errors on the play, making all three runs unearned in the wild sequence.
"That's a home run for Rosario," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, grinning. "It was a big play, obviously. It was one of the turning points, if not the turning point, of the game. It felt good to be on this end of it."
Brewers manager Ron Roenicke agreed that the play helped bury the Brewers, who had scored their first runs of the game just a half inning earlier.
"Yeah, after getting those two runs it's a 5-2 ballgame, I'm feeling pretty good," Roenicke said. "Feel like our offense is going to come back, and then we melt down that inning. ... We just, we had a meltdown, so that's hard on an offense when you come back and then you have that type an inning to get three runs more down, and now you got an 8-2 game."
The blunders came eight days after the Rockies allowed three Brewers to score on a wild pitch. With the bases full of Brewers, Christian Friedrich's wild pitch allowed one run to score. A second scored on a throwing error by Michael McKenry, and the third scored when Friedrich put his head down holding the ball, thinking that the umpires had called timeout.
"We did it to them, they did it to us," Ramirez said. "They ran the bases, they were aggressive, and it worked out for them."
Caitlin Swieca is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.