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By Adam Spolane / Grand Junction Rockies | August 10, 2017 12:23 AM ET


Justin Valdespina allowed one run over six innings in the Grand Junction Rockies 4-2 win over the Missoula Osprey at Suplizio Field Wednesday night. 

Valdespina scattered four hits and walked one to go with five strikeouts as he earned the first win of his professional career.

With the Rockies starter out of the game, Shameko Smith made his professional debut in the seventh and allowed a run, but recorded the game's final three outs, giving him a save.

The Rockies took the lead when Jeff Moberg doubled home two runs in the first inning, and the lead doubled in the fourth when Tyler Bates hit a 2-run homer over the right field wall.

Brett Stephens finished 1-for-3, extending his hit streak to nine games as the Rockies improve to 5-4 in the second half, 23-24 overall.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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