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Triolo and Delay combine for 5 RBIs in the 6th as the Pirates beat the Rockies 8-2

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Triolo and Delay combine for 5 RBIs in the 6th as the Pirates beat the Rockies 8-2
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Triolo and Delay combine for 5 RBIs in the 6th as the Pirates beat the Rockies 8-2

2024-06-17 06:46 Last Updated At:06:51

DENVER (AP) — Jared Triolo had two hits and two RBIs, Jason Delay had a three-run double, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Sunday.

Pirates left fielder Bryan Reynolds singled in the seventh to extend his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest active streak in the majors.

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski follows the flight of his RBI single against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Dakota Hudson in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

DENVER (AP) — Jared Triolo had two hits and two RBIs, Jason Delay had a three-run double, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Sunday.

Colorado Rockies' Jake Cave grounds out against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jake Cave grounds out against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb, center, is flanked by his 3-year-old son, Crew, left, and 6-month-old son, Baker, as players and their children line up for the playing of the national anthem before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb, center, is flanked by his 3-year-old son, Crew, left, and 6-month-old son, Baker, as players and their children line up for the playing of the national anthem before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz pulls in a pop fly off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Adael Amador in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz pulls in a pop fly off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Adael Amador in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Adael Amador, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski as he tries to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Adael Amador, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski as he tries to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon, right, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Nick Gonzales as he tries to return to third base after being caught in a rundown as third base umpire DJ Reyburn looks to make the call in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon, right, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Nick Gonzales as he tries to return to third base after being caught in a rundown as third base umpire DJ Reyburn looks to make the call in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Delay, left, congratulates relief pitcher Kyle Nicolas after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Delay, left, congratulates relief pitcher Kyle Nicolas after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Four Pittsburgh pitchers combined to hold Colorado a pair of runs a day after the Rockies scored 16 for just the second time since 2018. They had three home runs and 10 extra-base hits on Saturday night. They finished with nine hits on Sunday.

“Their bats caught fire (Saturday),” Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming said. “(Delay) called a great game, Carmen (Mlodzinski) came in and got the huge double play, the huge rollover, kind of saved me there.”

Mlodzinski (1-2) got the victory with two innings of shutout relief.

“The biggest thing is we threw strikes,” manager Derek Shelton said. “We didn’t have a walk today. You cannot give up free bases in this ballpark or they come back to haunt you.”

Andrew McCutchen had a single for the Pirates but his streak of consecutive games with a home run at Coors Field was snapped at five. Oneil Cruz singled and doubled in his return to the lineup after missing two games with ankle soreness.

Pittsburgh got a run in the second on Jack Suwinski’s RBI single and squandered a chance to add to it in the fourth when Nick Gonzales was thrown out at third trying to execute a double steal.

The Pirates padded their lead with two outs in the sixth off starter Dakota Hudson (2-9) and reliever Victor Vodnik. Triolo had a two-run single and Delay cleared the bases with a three-run double, his first hit of the season.

“That span of four hitters really was the determining factor in the game,” Colorado manager Bud Black said. “Two outs, guys on second and third in a one-run game in the sixth inning. (Vodnik) hung a breaking ball, guy bounced it up the middle, and then the walk. They put the ball in play and found holes and the backbreaker was the double.”

Colorado averted the shutout when Jake Cave beat out a relay to avoid a double play, allowing Jacob Stallings to score from third. Nolan Jones, who had three hits, added an RBI single in the ninth.

Hunter Goodman, who had two home runs and five RBIs in Saturday night’s 16-4 win, crushed a pitch just foul of the pole in left field, a call that held up on a crew chief review.

“Good teams take pride in bouncing back from losses like Saturday night,” Triolo said. “We came in today with a plan to do so.”

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Pirates: RHP Paul Skenes (3-0, 2.43 ERA) opens a three-game home series against Cincinnati on Monday night.

Rockies: RHP Cal Quantrill (6-4, 3.30) will face James Paxton (6-1, 3.92) to open a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday Night.

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Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski follows the flight of his RBI single against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Dakota Hudson in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski follows the flight of his RBI single against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Dakota Hudson in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jake Cave grounds out against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Jake Cave grounds out against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming works against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb, center, is flanked by his 3-year-old son, Crew, left, and 6-month-old son, Baker, as players and their children line up for the playing of the national anthem before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Geoff Hartlieb, center, is flanked by his 3-year-old son, Crew, left, and 6-month-old son, Baker, as players and their children line up for the playing of the national anthem before a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz pulls in a pop fly off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Adael Amador in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Oneil Cruz pulls in a pop fly off the bat of Colorado Rockies' Adael Amador in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Adael Amador, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski as he tries to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies second baseman Adael Amador, left, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Jack Suwinski as he tries to steal second base in the second inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon doubles against Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Josh Fleming in the third inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon, right, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Nick Gonzales as he tries to return to third base after being caught in a rundown as third base umpire DJ Reyburn looks to make the call in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Colorado Rockies third baseman Ryan McMahon, right, tags out Pittsburgh Pirates' Nick Gonzales as he tries to return to third base after being caught in a rundown as third base umpire DJ Reyburn looks to make the call in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Delay, left, congratulates relief pitcher Kyle Nicolas after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jason Delay, left, congratulates relief pitcher Kyle Nicolas after a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Sunday, June 16, 2024, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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Nepal’s new prime minister has taken the oath of office at a ceremony in Kathmandu

2024-07-15 16:19 Last Updated At:16:20

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s newly appointed prime minister took the oath of office Monday at a ceremony in Kathmandu.

Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government.

Oli, 72, will be leading a coalition government made up of his Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist Leninist) and the Nepali Congress party, the two largest parties in Nepal. This is his fourth time serving as prime minister of the Himalayan nation.

Two deputy prime ministers and 19 ministers appointed by him also took the oath of office. He is expected to further expand the Cabinet, including members from coalition partner parties.

The last government headed by Pushpa Kamal Dahal collapsed on Friday after Oli’s party, which had been part of the coalition, withdrew its support to join the new partnership.

Oli will have to seek a vote of confidence in parliament within a month to continue in office. The two parties in the new alliance have more than half the members in parliament, giving them enough votes to pass a vote of confidence.

Oli’s biggest challenge as prime minister will be balancing Nepal’s relationship with its giant neighbors India and China, as both seek to wield influence over the small nation. Landlocked Nepal is surrounded by India on three sides and imports all of its oil and most supplies from India. It also shares a border with China.

“Among other challenges, the new government has the task to re-establish Nepal's diplomatic credibility and balance between the powers in the north (China) and south (India),” said Bhoj raj Pokhrel, an independent analyst.

Relations between Nepal and India had sunk to their lowest level during Oli’s first term as prime minister in 2015, when India was unhappy with a new constitution adopted by Nepal.

India imposed an unofficial economic blockade on Nepal, blocking supplies of oil, medicine and other goods that created severe shortages in the country. But relations calmed after Oli visited New Delhi in February 2016.

Oli was credited with opening doors with China and boosting trade and joint infrastructure projects including a highway through the mountains. Oli’s relations with China have annoyed New Delhi.

Oli was born in a village in east Nepal and has been involved in politics since he was young.

He worked his way up the ranks of the communist party and was jailed a total of 14 years for opposing the autocratic rule of Nepal’s monarchs. The royals banned political parties until 1990, when street protests forced then-King Birendra to hold free elections that turned Nepal into a constitutional monarchy, which was formally abolished in 2008.

Oli has had two kidney transplants.

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, left, and outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center, arrive for the oath of office in the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, left, and outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, center, arrive for the oath of office in the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, right, and outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, left, talk before the oath of office in the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepal's newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli, right, and outgoing Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, left, talk before the oath of office in the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prassad Oli is being sworn by president Ram Prassad Poudel, unseen, at the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Newly elected Prime Minister Khadga Prassad Oli is being sworn by president Ram Prassad Poudel, unseen, at the Presidential residence in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, July 15, 2024. Khadga Prasad Oli, the leader of Nepal’s largest communist party, was named prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, left, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, left, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, centre, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Khadga Prasad Oli, centre, the chairman of the Communist Party of Nepal leaves his residence to meet his supporters after being appointed as Prime Minister, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, July 14, 2024. The leader of the Nepal's largest communist party, Khadga Prasad Oli, was named the Himalayan nation's new prime minister on Sunday following the collapse of a previous coalition government. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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