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Gray notches sixth straight quality start for Triple-A Albuquerque

Rockies No. 1 prospect allows 2 runs, 3 hits and strikes out 8 in 6 innings

Rockies No. 1 prospect Jon Gray hasn't been outstanding over the past month, but he's been impressively consistent after a rough first four starts this season.

The highly-touted 23-year-old notched his sixth straight quality start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday night, giving up three hits and two runs in six innings of work. Gray struck out eight on the night, a new season high. The right-hander hasn't given up more than three earned runs in a start since April 27.

Tuesday continued a strong turnaround. Gray's ERA sat at 10.70 in late April, but is down to 4.62 with a 3-5 record.

The Rockies drafted Gray in the first round out of Oklahoma in 2013 and he has picked up 217 strikeouts against 71 walks in his career.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for
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