Rox win on wild pitch in 11th; Texas' 13th road loss in row

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DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon scored on Brett Martin’s wild pitch in the 11th inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Texas 3-2 Tuesday night, the Rangers' 13th straight road loss.

McMahon started the inning on second base, moved to third on a groundout and raced home when Martin (0-2) bounced a pitch to Brendan Rodgers.

Texas has lost seven in a row overall.

Yonathan Daza had three hits for Colorado and Mychal Givens (2-2) pitched the 11th to get the win.

The Rockies got a break in the first inning when C.J. Cron’s grounder up the middle hit second base umpire David Rackley for a single, keeping the inning going. Charlie Blackmon followed with a single to score McMahon, who had doubled with two outs.

Texas tied it in the fourth on Rodgers’ throwing error from shortstop on a potential double-play ball that allowed Nate Lowe to score from second.

That was the last Rangers batter to reach off Colorado starter Germán Márquez. He retired the last 12 batters he faced and ended with a strikeout to finish the seventh. He allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out seven.

Daza’s two-out single in the fifth put Colorado ahead 2-1. Khris Davis’ pinch-hit homer in the eight off Carlos Estevez tied it again.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Rangers: RHP Kyle Gibson (right groin strain) was scheduled to throw an extended bullpen session before Tuesday’s game, manager Chris Woodward said. It is Gibson’s first bullpen session since going in the injured list May 25 (retroactive to May 22).

Rockies: Chris Owings is getting closer to baseball activities, manager Bud Black said. “He’s feeling good, he’s running, he’s playing catch, shagging. He’s doing well, he’s on target,” Black said. ... LHP Ben Bowden was activated from the IL and optioned to Triple-A. Colorado recalled INF Alan Trejo from Albuquerque and optioned utility player Connor Joe to Triple-A.

CROWDED HOUSE

Colorado’s home field advantage was enhanced with more fans in the stands. Capacity was increased to 70 percent, or 35,000 fans, up from 42.3 percent and 21,636.

UP NEXT

Colorado RHP Antonio Senzatela (1-5, 4.97) will face RHP Jordan Lyles (2-4, 5.79) in Wednesday’s second game between the teams.

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Michael Kelly, The Associated Press

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