Rockies start fast, then fade in loss to Pirates

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DENVER — Jeremy Guthrie left the dugout, headed toward the clubhouse, and disgustedly ripped apart the white button-up jersey with the purple pinstripes — the Rockies’ primary home uniform. Home hasn’t been good to him.

Guthrie gave up two home runs Wednesday afternoon to lift his season total to a National League-leading 21 — all but seven at Coors Field — as he blew an early lead in the Rockies’ 9-6 loss to the Pirates in front of 30,842.

“When I’ve felt good and done what I think is right, it hasn’t been right,” said Guthrie, whose home ERA rose to 9.51. “If I’ve thrown a pitch in a certain spot, it’s been hit. When I’ve thrown what I think is the right pitch, it’s usually the wrong pitch. When I’ve thrown something in the right location, it’s typically the wrong location.

“I just try to continue to learn. I know the results don’t show that. Anyone watching probably feels what I feel.”

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