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    Friday, August 2nd (All times Eastern)

    Colorado Rockies (51-59) at Pittsburgh Pirates (65-43), 7:05 p.m.

    Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Jhoulys Chacin (9-5, 3.54) Pittsburgh - Gerrit Cole (5-4, 3.56)

    (Sports Network) - The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to bounce back when they open a three-game series versus the Colorado Rockies Friday at PNC Park.

    The Pirates were aiming for a rare five-game sweep of the rival St. Louis Cardinals, but were clobbered 13-0 in Thursday's finale. Charlie Morton was dealt the loss and allowed five runs and 10 hits in six innings. Jeanmar Gomez did no better in relief, giving up seven runs, five of which were earned.

    "We held a team in the bag for four days and the cat got out tonight," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said.

    Starling Marte had two of the five hits for Pittsburgh, which had won four in a row and nine of 12 games. The Pirates now hold a 1 1/2-game lead on the Cardinals for NL Central bragging rights.

    Pirates rookie hurler Gerrit Cole looks to pitch his club and himself back into the win column when he takes the mound Friday. Cole has lost four of his last five starts, including Sunday's 3-2 setback at Miami in which he surrendered all three runs in seven innings.

    Cole is 5-4 in nine starts with a 3.56 earned run average and 3-3 in six appearances at PNC Park. The right-hander has never faced the Rockies.

    Much like the Pirates, Colorado is coming off an embarrassing loss, an 11-2 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

    The Rockies failed to salvage the finale of the four-game set in Atlanta and starting pitcher Chad Bettis was dealt the loss for permitting five runs over five innings in his major league debut. Bettis was recalled from Double-A Tulsa prior to the game.

    "If we can push the results aside, then it's a great day," Bettis said. "It still is, but we've got a lot of work to do."

    DJ LeMahieu had three hits and both Corey Dickerson and Jonathan Herrera drove in runs in the loss. Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was ejected after the second inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Marvin Hudson after a strikeout. The Rockies had runners at second and third.

    "I didn't think the first and third pitch were strikes," Tulowitzki said on the club's website. "He kept on saying they were. We went back and forth. There was no cussing or anything like that. I was telling him the ball was down. He just kept on saying, 'It was a good pitch,' and I said, 'No, no.' I kept disagreeing with him."

    The Rockies were without outfielders Carlos Gonzalez (sprained right middle finger) and Michael Cuddyer (family issue).

    Colorado is winless (0-4) on its 10-game eastern road trip and hopes Jhoulys Chacin can record his 10th win on the hill Friday. Chacin is 1-2 in his last four starts and did not record a decision in Sunday's 6-5 win versus Milwaukee, as he tossed seven innings of three-run ball.

    Chacin is 9-5 in 20 starts with a 3.54 ERA and hasn't pitched well in his career against Pittsburgh, going 1-3 in four starts with a 6.97 ERA.

    The Rockies and Pirates are meeting for the first time since Pittsburgh took four of six matchups a season ago.

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      Great 38: Win tickets to Daytona 500

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      News Now: Media General CEO talks about his career, future for company Video included

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      Bill Schifino, Jr talks about being President-Elect of the Florida Bar Video included

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      Updated:

      Joe Guthrie, Mallory Lykes Dimmitt, and Carlton Ward Jr. are embarking on a journey of a lifetime. The trio are setting off on a 70-day, 900 mile trek across the state???without any automobiles.
      More>>

      How this guide dog helps one blind triathlete chase her Paralympic dream

      Updated:

      Every time Paralympic hopeful Amy Dixon makes it to the end of another grueling triathlon, she knows her trusty companion will be waiting for her at the finish line. Sixteen years after she lost vision in her right eye, which she says she viewed as "a death sentence" at the time,  More>>

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      Updated:

      Three rhinoceroses escaped from their site at a safari zoo in Israel this week, NBC reported.  More>>

      VIRAL VIDEO: Bossy 4-year-old girl feeds 6 pit bull dogs

      Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube Little Girl Controls Pit Bull Dogs | Future Dog Trainer, Jukin Video on YouTube
      Updated:

      A video of a very authoritative 4-year-old girl feeding six very obedient pit pulls in the middle of a kitchen has gone viral on the web and is prompting a heated debate about the pit bull breed.
      More>>

      8 fun things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend | January 17-18 Video included

      Updated:

      See 8 fun things happening this weekend in Tampa Bay!
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      Updated:

      Two extravagant comedies, "Birdman" and "The Grand Budapest Hotel," tied for the most Oscar nominations Thursday morning with nine nods each, including best picture. More>>

      109th Tarpon Springs Epiphany: Schedule of Events, Road Closures

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      Updated:

      The 109th Epiphany celebration begins Monday, January 5 with the Arrival of His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the blessing of the fleet and continues on Tuesday, January 6 with Epiphany Services, Procession, Cross Dive and Glendi Celebration.  More>>

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