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Without Harrison, Pirates lack spark throughout 6-2 loss to Rockies


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The Rockies’ Trevor Story blasts a three-run home run in the fourth inning Monday. - AP

The triple might be the most exciting play in baseball, but home runs remain king.

The Pirates found that out the hard way Monday night against Colorado, as a pair of home runs drove in four for the Rockies to prevail, 6-2, before a sparse, frozen paid crowd of 8,958 at PNC Park.

The home runs, a three-run shot by Trevor Story off of starter Steven Brault (2-1) in the fourth inning and a solo homer by Charlie Blackmon in the eighth off reliever Tyler Glasnow helped offset a pair of triples that turned into the only runs of the game for the Pirates, who were returning home after going 4-2 on the road against the Cubs and Marlins.

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