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Javier Palacios picked up his second win of the season Monday for Grand Junction, allowing only one run in 6 2/3 innings.

Palacios stellar in GJ victory

Rockies get first win of second half

Javier Palacios pitched perhaps his best game of the season Monday night and Grand Junction scored all the runs he needed in one inning for a 3-1 victory over Orem.
Palacios (2-3) threw 6 2/3 innings, giving up only one run on three hits. He struck out five and walked two. Hunter Brothers came on in the seventh to get the Rockies out of a jam with the tying run on base and Alec Crawford got his sixth save of the season with a perfect ninth.
The Rockies (24-16, 1-1) scored three runs in the sixth inning to break up the well-pitched game on both sides.

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