blooped a two-run single to left field to bring the Pirates within 11-8.
hit a potential game-ending double play grounder to shortstop but beat the throw to first to keep alive Pittsburgh's hopes.
Nunez scored on a passed ball and Speier left after walking pinch hitter
Redman greeted Bernero with a triple to right-center field on the ninth pitch of his at-bat. Before the hit, he fouled off five straight pitches.
"I was just looking to battle until he threw me something to hit," Redman said. "I put good wood on it and it went into the gap."
(1-0) recorded the victory, despite giving up a run and two hits.
"We're not depressed," Rockies center fielder
said. "You don't want to see it happen, certainly not the way it did today, but you have to come back, go at it again tomorrow."
But the defeat continued a frustrating stretch for the Rockies, who were a coming off a pair of 10-inning losses in Cincinnati. Colorado also squandered a ninth-inning lead on Wednesday.
"You've got a five-run lead going into the ninth inning," Rockies manager
said. "You've got to close ballgames. It's unfortunate because a lot of good things happened, then they wasted late."
"A couple of bleeders fell," Speier added. "I thought I had a pretty good approach, but they got the hits out of the reach of our players in the field. They got a win and we have to live with a loss."
's two-run homer gave the Rockies a 7-2 lead in the fifth, Giles' leadoff shot ignited the Pirates' four-run uprising in the bottom half.
Colorado answered with three runs in the sixth, extending its lead to 10-6 on Johnson's two-run homer and an RBI single by