Guthrie struggles as Rox stymied in finale
By Thomas Harding | MLB.com
DETROIT — Rockies pitcher Jeremy Guthrie rushed toward the first-base line and confidently yelled to catcher Wil Nieves that he would handle a popped bunt by the Tigers’ Quintin Berry in foul ground. Nieves jumped back. It turned out Guthrie couldn’t even reach it.
The odd play, on which Guthrie was curiously charged with an error — even though the ball was beyond his reach — led to a three-run third inning. The Tigers didn’t need much more. Rockies hitters struck out 13 times in a 5-0 loss at Comerica Park on Sunday in front of 40,619.
The Rockies (25-40), who lost for the 10th time in 11 games, dropped 2-of-3 at Comerica to begin a nine-game, 10-day road trip that resumes Tuesday in Philadelphia. Colorado fell to 1-11 in Interleague Play, after going 56-47 against the American League from 2006-11. MORE>>>