“The guys did a good job getting a couple hits to start (the ninth) but we couldn’t get it done tonight,” Colorado Springs shortstop Charlie Culberson said after a 4-2 loss to Salt Lake before 8,173 at Security Service Field.
The Sky Sox mounted a short-lived rally in the ninth when Hernan Iribarren ripped a line drive into the gap, past diving right fielder Kole Calhoun for an RBI triple. That scored Tim Wheeler, who hit a leadoff single, and made it 4-2 with no outs.
But closer Daniel Stange responded with three straight strikeouts on 10 pitches to secure the PCL Northern Division victory.
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The Rockies made room for outfielder Dexter Fowler and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki by sending outfielders Tyler Colvin and Corey Dickerson down to the Sky Sox. … Righty Rob Scahill was moved back to the temporary inactive list. … Dickerson, 24, made his Major League debut on June 22 at Washington as he went 2-for-4 with 2 doubles and an RBI. In 15 games with the Rockies, he went 7-for-33 (.212) with four doubles, two RBIs and five runs while appearing in all three outfield positions. … Colvin, 27, appeared in 27 games for the Rockies while hitting .160 (12-for-75) with three home runs, 10 RBIs and eight runs. … Dickerson promises to be a big offensive boost to the PCL’s best hitting club (.294). He earned the call-up by batting .386 (107-for-277) with 19 doubles, 13 triples, nine home runs, 38 RBIs, and 56 runs. …Colvin hit .293 (56-for-191) in Colorado Springs with eight doubles, four triples, nine home runs, 29 RBIs and 42 runs scored in 55 games. In 384 career Major League games, Colvin batted .241 (259-for-1076) with 53 doubles, 18 triples, 47 home runs, 160 RBI and 148 runs. … Wednesday’s winner, right-hander Jeff Manship, is playing well after his return from the disabled list on July 15. He has a 2.63 ERA in three games (two starts) after recording a 6.33 ERA before July 1.