Prince Fielder drove in three runs Monday and Adrian Beltre had a game-tying double in the ninth inning, but Ben Paulsen singled home Drew Stubbs with one out in the ninth to lift the Colorado Rockies to an 8-7 walk-off win after blowing a 7-0 lead.
The Rockies scored seven times in the first two innings against Nick Martinez before watching the Rangers score the next seven runs. Beltre tied it with his third hit, an RBI double to left field, with two outs in the ninth.
The Rangers have lost 10 of their past 12 games and three of their first four to start the second half.
Pitching: Nolan Arenado had a two-out double in the first as the Rockies scored three times with two outs against Martinez, who was making his first start since July 1 at Baltimore. Troy Tulowitzki had a two-run homer in the second. … Martinez, though, posted two straight scoreless innings and was removed before the fifth. … Four relievers — Anthony Bass, Spencer Patton, Sam Freeman and Tanner Scheppers — kept the Rockies off the scoreboard over the next four innings, with Scheppers getting All-Star DJ LeMahieu to fly out with the bases loaded to end the eighth. ... Scheppers returned for the ninth and issued a leadoff single to Tulowitzki and a bloop single to Carlos Gonzalez. After getting Arenado, Paulsen lined a single to left center and Tulowitzki scored easily.
Hitting: The Rangers countered the Rockies’ four-run second with two in the third, on RBI singles by Tomas Telis and Prince Fielder. … They scored three runs in the fifth, the first as Telis was barely safe on a one-out RBI single by Rougned Odor. Fielder followed with a chopper to first, and Martinez scored as first baseman Paulsen recorded the out. But he thought it was the third out and headed to the dugout. As he did, Odor raced home to make it 7-5. … Fielder singled again in the seventh and scored from first as Adrian Beltre followed with a double. Josh Hamilton grounded out to strand Beltre. ... Leonys Martin started the ninth with a walk and went to second on a groundout by Delino DeShields, who was originally called safe. Odor, though, popped out on the next pitch. After Fielder was walked, Beltre delivered his third hit, an RBI double to left. Hamilton flied out to end the inning.
Jeff Wilson, 817-390-7760