|Colorado (75-69) «||1||0||0||1||0||4||1||0||1||8||12||1|
PHILADELPHIA -- Fighting to stay in the playoff race, the Colorado Rockies got another major lift from a rookie.
The Phillies fell 2½ back of the Padres, who beat the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Morales (1-2) gave up three hits, walked one and struck out four in his fifth major league start. The hard-throwing left-hander had a 6.23 ERA before shutting down the league's highest-scoring offense.
"He's got a big arm and a passion to pitch," manager Clint Hurdle said of the 21-year-old. "He's a fierce competitor and loves to play the game."
Adam Eaton (9-9) continued his string of ineffective starts, allowing four runs and six hits in five innings. Signed to a $24.5 million, three-year deal in the offseason, Eaton has been a major bust. He's 2-5 with a 7.20 ERA in 14 starts since June 11 and has a 6.31 ERA overall.
"I don't think I threw the ball that bad, but a bulk of my mistakes ended up over the fence," Eaton said.
Tulowitzki lined the second pitch he saw into the flower bed over the left-field wall to give the Rockies a 1-0 lead in the first inning. He extended his NL rookie record for homers by a shortstop to 21.
Helton crushed a hanging curve into the second deck in right to make it 2-0 in the fourth.
The Rockies scored four runs off Eaton and two relievers to take a 6-0 lead in the sixth. Tulowitzki walked leading off the inning and Holliday followed with a two-run shot to left.
Eaton left after giving up his 29th homer this season and sixth in the last two starts. Kane Davis entered and allowed three singles, including an RBI hit by Yorvit Torrealba. Pinch-hitter Joe Koshansky's sacrifice fly off Geoff Geary made it 6-0.
"I just try to do something positive every day," said Holliday, who has a career-high 116 RBI. "It's a good place to hit."
Rollins ripped a liner into the left-field seats for Philadelphia's first run. The 5-foot-8 shortstop trails only Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez with 337 total bases.
Rollins has 35 doubles, 19 triples and 30 stolen bases. No major league player has ever had 40 doubles, 20 triples, 30 homers and 30 steals in one season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Only one player -- Jim Bottomley of the 1928 St. Louis Cardinals -- ever had 40 doubles, 20 triples and 30 homers.
|Franklin Morales throws five scoreless innings in shutting down the league's highest-scoring team. (AP)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Cory Sullivan, CF||4||0||1||0||1||1||3||.306|
|Troy Tulowitzki, SS||3||2||1||1||1||1||1||.292|
|Ryan Speier, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|a- Ian Stewart, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.206|
|Jeremy Affeldt, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|LaTroy Hawkins, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Omar Quintanilla, 2B||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.229|
|Matt Holliday, LF||4||3||2||3||0||1||1||.335|
|Todd Helton, 1B||4||2||3||1||1||1||0||.314|
|Manuel Corpas, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Garrett Atkins, 3B-1B||4||1||2||1||1||1||1||.284|
|Brad Hawpe, RF||4||0||1||0||1||1||2||.283|
|Yorvit Torrealba, C||5||0||1||1||0||2||2||.256|
|Jamey Carroll, 2B-3B||3||0||0||0||1||0||0||.212|
|Franklin Morales, P||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||.333|
|b- Joe Koshansky, PH||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Herges, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Clint Barmes, SS||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.212|
|a-struck out for Speier in the 8th|
|b-hit a sacrifice fly for Morales in the 6th|
|2B - Cory Sullivan (3, Rosario), Garrett Atkins (32, Geary)|
|HR - Troy Tulowitzki (21, Eaton), Matt Holliday 2 (29, Eaton, Castro), Todd Helton (13, Eaton)|
|SF - Joe Koshansky (1)|
|RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (82), Matt Holliday 3 (116), Todd Helton (73), Garrett Atkins (100), Yorvit Torrealba (42), Joe Koshansky (1)|
|SB - Matt Holliday (11, 2nd base off Geary/Ruiz)|
|CS - Brad Hawpe (1, 2nd base by Eaton/Ruiz)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|E - Clint Barmes (2, Throwing)|
|Franklin Morales (W,1-2)||5||3||0||0||1||4||0||4.84|
|Pitches-Strikes - Franklin Morales 83-49, Matt Herges 15-7, Ryan Speier 15-9, Jeremy Affeldt 16-13, LaTroy Hawkins 13-6, Manuel Corpas 7-5|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Franklin Morales 4-7, Matt Herges 1-1, Ryan Speier 2-0, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, LaTroy Hawkins 1-0, Manuel Corpas 2-1|
|Batters Faced - Franklin Morales 19, Matt Herges 4, Ryan Speier 4, Jeremy Affeldt 5, LaTroy Hawkins 2, Manuel Corpas 3|
|Jimmy Rollins, SS||5||1||1||1||0||1||0||.295|
|Chase Utley, 2B||4||1||1||0||0||0||0||.338|
|Pat Burrell, LF||2||0||1||0||2||1||1||.267|
|Ryan Howard, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||2||3||.264|
|Aaron Rowand, CF||4||0||0||0||0||0||1||.312|
|Jayson Werth, RF||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.320|
|Wes Helms, 3B||3||0||1||0||0||1||2||.248|
|a- Greg Dobbs, PH-3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||2||.283|
|Carlos Ruiz, C||3||0||0||0||1||0||1||.260|
|Adam Eaton, P||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.228|
|Kane Davis, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Geoff Geary, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|b- Pete Laforest, PH||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.357|
|Francisco Rosario, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Fabio Castro, P||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|c- Shane Victorino, PH||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.284|
|a-grounded out for Helms in the 8th|
|b-struck out for Geary in the 7th|
|c-lined out for Castro in the 9th|
|2B - Pat Burrell (24, Morales)|
|HR - Jimmy Rollins (27, Affeldt)|
|RBI - Jimmy Rollins (82)|
|Team LOB - 8|
|DP - Ruiz-Rollins, Utley-Rollins-Howard, Rollins-Utley-Howard|
|Adam Eaton (L,9-9)||5||6||4||4||2||6||3||6.31|
|IBB - Helton by Geoff Geary, by Hawpe|
|HBP - Holliday (by Geoff Geary)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Adam Eaton 83-48, Kane Davis 18-10, Geoff Geary 27-12, Francisco Rosario 12-7, Fabio Castro 20-11|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Adam Eaton 3-4, Geoff Geary 3-1, Francisco Rosario 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Adam Eaton 21, Kane Davis 4, Geoff Geary 9, Francisco Rosario 4, Fabio Castro 5|
|Attendance - 25263|
|Game Time - 3:13|
|Temperature - 73|
|Umpires - Home - Mike DiMuro, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - John Hirschbeck, Third Base - Wally Bell|