Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez looks on as the Pirates load the bases but fail to score against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning of the Rockies’ 3-2 victory in a baseball game in Denver on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
DENVER (AP) – Nolan Arenado hit a go-ahead double in the seventh inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Pittsburgh 3-2 Sunday for a three-game sweep of the NL Central-leading Pirates.
The Pirates came to Coors Field this weekend with a five-game winning streak. They hold a three-game edge over St. Louis, and host the Cardinals in a three-game series starting Tuesday night.