Fresh from the minors, Juan Nicasio focused on being efficient with his pitches and throwing strikes.
Dustin Pedroia drove in four runs and had three of Boston’s season-high 20 hits, and Ryan Dempster took advantage of an early cushion that kept getting bigger for the Red Sox in their 11-4 victory over the Rockies.
Adam Lind hit a three-run home run, Mark Buehrle won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays earned their eighth consecutive victory Wednesday, beating the Colorado Rockies 5-2 to complete a three-game sweep.
Bronson Arroyo limited the NL’s most prolific offense to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a two-run homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.
Juan Nicasio gave up four straight hits to touch off a six-run sixth inning by Houston, and the Astros overtook the Colorado Rockies 7-5 on Thursday night to sweep the two-game series at Coors Field. It was the first series sweep by the Astros this season.
Juan Nicasio scattered three hits over six innings, Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki each drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies won their first series over San Francisco in two years, beating the Giants 5-0 on Sunday.
Juan Nicasio got off to a rough start that the Colorado Rockies couldn’t recover from.
The Colorado Rockies got enough runs off Josh Beckett to overcome another mediocre start by Juan Nicasio and salvage the final game of a sub-.500 road trip.
Didi Gregorius hit his second major league home run and singled to start a two-run rally in the ninth inning that led the Arizona Diamondbacks over Colorado 5-4 Sunday and stopped the Rockies’ eight-game winning streak.
Jordan Pacheco singled home the winning run with two outs in the 10th inning and Colorado rallied from a six-run deficit for a 9-8 victory Tuesday night.