Minnesota Twins (43-50) at Colorado Rockies (40-54), 4:10 p.m. (ET)

Published: Sunday, Jul. 13, 2014 - 7:42 am

(SportsNetwork.com) - Brett Anderson makes his long-awaited return to the Colorado rotation Sunday when the Rockies close a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins at Coors Field.

Anderson suffered a broken left index finger on April 12 at San Francisco when he hit into a groundout. During his recovery, Anderson made a pair of rehab starts for Triple-A Colorado Springs and went 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA.

In seven career games (five starts) against the Twins, the lefty is 3-2 with a 3.11 ERA. He's fanned 31 hitters and walked only two versus Minnesota.

Phil Hughes, who will be facing the Rockies for the first time in his career, is coming off a win at Seattle Tuesday when he threw 7 1/3 shutout innings.

Yesterday, Kevin Correia tossed six effective innings and the Twins routed the Rockies, 9-3. Correia (5-11) allowed a run on seven hits and a walk for the Twins, who have won four of their past five games on the heels of a 1-5 stretch.

"The ball came out of his hand good ... good performance," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Correia.

Eduardo Escobar smacked a solo homer among his two hits and scored a pair of runs, while Oswaldo Arcia had a pair of hits and scored twice in the triumph.

Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored, while Tyler Matzek (1-4) surrendered four runs on seven hits and a walk over six frames for Colorado, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

"We had a hard time putting an inning together and getting a big hit," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said.

Minnesota took two of three from the Rockies when these teams last met in 2010.

Read more articles by Sports Network

Sacramento Bee Job listing powered by Careerbuilder.com
Quick Job Search
Sacramento Bee Jobs »
Used Cars
Dealer and private-party ads


Price Range:
Search within:
miles of ZIP

Advanced Search | 1982 & Older