Richardson plates four as Rockies down Raptors 8-6

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Rockies looked strong in the second inning as they put up five runs, and were aided by a quality start from Tony Bryant in their 8-6 win over Ogden Tuesday night.

Denzel Richardson, who went 2-3 with 4 RBI's, and a run scored, led the way at the plate. He began the scoring in the second inning with a 2-RBI double. Two batters later, Omar Carrizales crushed a stand-up triple down the right field line that plated Richardson and made it 3-0. Terry McClure was waiting at the top of the order, and drove the Bernardo Reyes offering over the wall in deep center, putting the Rox up 5-0.

Bryant cruised through the Raptor lineup early on, fooling the Raptors with several crafty off-speed pitches. Bryant went five and a third innings, giving up seven hits, three earned runs, and striking out three.

Ogden tied the score in the sixth, but in the bottom of the inning, it was Richardson again who singled home two more runs. Grand Junction re-assumed the lead that they wouldn't give up.

The Rockies go on to win 8-6 and improve to 6-3 on the season. Matt Pierpont picked up the save.

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