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Pirates top Rockies on Snider's double

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Travis Snider doubled in the deciding run in the eighth inning to help the Pittsburgh Pirates grab a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies in the opening contest of a three-game set.

Starling Marte drove in two runs, Gaby Sanchez had two hits and an RBI and Gregory Polanco had two hits and scored once for the Pirates, who had dropped five of seven going into the All-Star break.

Francisco Liriano pitched five innings for Pittsburgh and gave up just one unearned run on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts. Tony Watson (6-1) tossed a scoreless eighth for the win.

Corey Dickerson and DJ LeMahieu each drove in a run for the Rockies, who have lost their past three.

Colorado starter Jorge De La Rosa lasted six innings and gave up a run on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Matt Belisle (2-5) was charged with two runs in the eighth inning to get tagged with the loss.

07/18 23:04:17 ET