DENVER — Troy Tulowitzki started a five-run eighth inning with his first
career pinch-hit home run, and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Arizona
Diamondbacks 6-4 Thursday.
Colorado also overcame the loss of its starter, Jorge De La Rosa, because of a
small cut on the middle finger of his left (pitching) hand.
The Diamondbacks scored two runs in the ninth and had the tying run at the
plate when John Axford struck out Yasmany Tomas for the final out, notching his
13th save in 14 chances.
Axford had blown a save for the first time this season in an 8-7 loss to the
Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Arizona’s Rubby De La Rosa left after seven effective innings with the
Diamondbacks in front 2-1. Reliever Daniel Hudson opened the eighth against
Tulowitzki, Colorado’s slugging shortstop who was brought in to bat for Justin