Rockies retire 1st 22 in 6-1 win over Indians
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Four Colorado pitchers combined to throw seven perfect innings in the Rockies' 6-1 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
Starter Chad Bettis threw three innings in his spring debut for the Rockies, striking out three.
The Indians' first 22 batters were retired before the fifth Colorado pitcher, Scott Oberg, walked Mike Napoli with one out in the eighth inning. Adam Moore followed with a double over the center fielder's head to break up the no-hitter.
Bettis matched the first outing of the other leading contender to be Colorado's opening day starter, Jorge De La Rosa, who pitched three perfect innings against the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday.
Cleveland starter Cody Anderson went four innings, allowing two runs on five hits.