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Tulowitzki, Rockies down Brewers in walk-off fashion

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DENVER -- Troy Tulowitzki rescued Clint Barmes and Colorado with one clutch swing.

Tulowitzki hit a game-ending RBI single that lifted the Rockies to a 6-5 victory over Milwaukee after the Brewers tied it with two unearned runs on Barmes' error in the ninth.

Center fielder Dexter Fowler, a defensive replacement in the eighth, initially kept the Brewers at bay when he leaped to rob Chris Dickerson of a homer leading off the ninth against Huston Street. Dickerson tipped his cap toward Fowler after the sensational catch.

But the Brewers loaded the bases with two outs after Street hit Rickie Weeks with a pitch. Second baseman Barmes then dropped Corey Hart's wind-driven popup, allowing two runs to score and denying Ubaldo Jimenez a club-record 18th victory this season.

"I thought it was over," Dickerson said. "The guys in the dugout saw (Barmes) struggling and said wait to see what happens. He's having trouble and he dropped it."

Barmes said the wind was no excuse.

"I should catch that ball 100 times out of 100," he said. "It's a pretty embarrassing play. More than that, it took the win away from Ubaldo. It's a hard pill to swallow. We did get the win, and thankfully I didn't lose the game completely."

Colorado responded in the bottom half against Trevor Hoffman (2-6), putting runners on first and second with two out. Tulowitzki then drove a Hoffman pitch back up the middle and past the glove of diving second baseman Rickie Weeks, scoring Fowler.

Jimenez struck out 10 in eight innings, allowing three runs and 10 hits, tying a season high.

"If you know Barmes, he's one of the best second basemen and if he doesn't catch that ball, I'm not sure someone else would have," said Jimenez, who remains tied with three other Colorado pitchers for the franchise record for wins in a single season. "I'm a human being. I wanted to win that game, but so what? We're going to have more opportunities."

Rafael Betancourt (2-1) relieved Street and struck out Ryan Braun to get the win.

Weeks had four hits for Milwaukee, matching his career high.

Ian Stewart homered in the fourth to give Colorado a 4-3 lead and Tulowitzki added his 12th of the season in the sixth.

The Brewers got to Jimenez for three runs on four consecutive hits in the third, starting with a triple by Weeks that sailed over the head of center fielder Carlos Gonzalez, who had taken a couple steps in before backpedaling.

Hart followed with an RBI single. He reached third on Braun's double and scored on Prince Fielder's two-run single to center. Jimenez then got Casey McGehee to ground into a double play and struck out Dickerson to end the inning.

Jimenez got some help from his defense in the fifth. With one out and runners on the corners, Jimenez struck out Fielder and Braun broke for second, drawing a throw from catcher Miguel Olivo as Weeks took off for home.

Shortstop Tulowitzki jumped to snare Olivo's high throw and fired the ball back home, allowing the catcher to make a sweeping tag that caught the back of Weeks jersey as he slid into home.

Milwaukee manager Ken Macha argued with umpire Mark Wegner that Weeks got a foot on the plate ahead of the tag, but the call stood.

Notes

  • Weeks has had five four-hit games in his career, including two this season.
  • Jimenez has had 10 or more strikeouts in a game eight times, including a career-best 13 on May 3 at San Diego.
 
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The Rockies celebrate after Troy Tulowitzki hits a two-out walk-off single with runners on first and second.  (AP)
The Rockies celebrate after Troy Tulowitzki hits a two-out walk-off single with runners on first and second. (AP)

Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 2
Milwaukee

R. Weeks
AB 4
R 1
H 4
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Milwaukee Brewers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rickie Weeks, 2B4140000 .278
Corey Hart, RF5111013 .287
Ryan Braun, LF5130022 .293
Prince Fielder, 1B3022112 .268
Casey McGehee, 3B4000025 .284
Chris Dickerson, CF4000033 .203
Alcides Escobar, SS4000000 .251
George Kottaras, C4110010 .196
Manny Parra, P2000010 .200
    Todd Coffey, P0000000 .000
   a- Joe Inglett, PH1000000 .264
    David Riske, P0000000 .000
    Zach Braddock, P0000000 .000
   b- Craig Counsell, PH0100100 .246
    Trevor Hoffman, P0000000 .000
Totals365113211  
a-lined out for Coffey in the 7th
b-walked for Braddock in the 9th
Batting
2B - Rickie Weeks (25, Jimenez), Ryan Braun (31, Jimenez)
3B - Rickie Weeks (4, Jimenez)
RBI - Corey Hart (78), Prince Fielder 2 (61)
CS - Rickie Weeks (4, Home by Jimenez/Olivo)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
DP - Kottaras-McGehee
PB - George Kottaras (4)
E - Manny Parra (5, Throwing)
Milwaukee Brewers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Manny Parra 5652262 5.36
Todd Coffey 1000010 4.63
David Riske 1100210 5.01
Zach Braddock 1000020 3.38
Trevor Hoffman (L,2-6) 0.2211110 6.75
Pitches-Strikes - Manny Parra 100-59, Todd Coffey 11-7, David Riske 23-11, Zach Braddock 14-11, Trevor Hoffman 17-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Manny Parra 8-2, David Riske 1-1, Trevor Hoffman 1-0
Batters Faced - Manny Parra 24, Todd Coffey 2, David Riske 6, Zach Braddock 3, Trevor Hoffman 5
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF4110020 .244
    Dexter Fowler, CF1110000 .238
Ryan Spilborghs, RF3011110 .276
   a- Seth Smith, PH1000001 .266
Carlos Gonzalez, CF-LF4011101 .321
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4232111 .326
Melvin Mora, 1B-2B2000200 .272
Ian Stewart, 3B3122013 .269
Miguel Olivo, C4000025 .281
Clint Barmes, 2B4000035 .243
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
Ubaldo Jimenez, P3100000 .121
    Huston Street, P0000000 .000
    Todd Helton, 1B1000010 .252
Totals34696511  
a-grounded out for Spilborghs in the 9th
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (15, Hoffman), Ryan Spilborghs (15, Parra), Carlos Gonzalez (21, Riske)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (12, Parra), Ian Stewart (17, Parra)
SF - Ian Stewart (4)
RBI - Ryan Spilborghs (25), Carlos Gonzalez (79), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (51), Ian Stewart 2 (57)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki (16)
SB - Ryan Spilborghs (2, 2nd base off Parra/Kottaras), Carlos Gonzalez (19, 3rd base off Riske/Kottaras)
CS - Melvin Mora (1, 3rd base by Coffey/Kottaras)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-Barmes-Mora, Olivo-Tulowitzki, Barmes-Tulowitzki-Mora
E - Clint Barmes (8, Dropped fly)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ubaldo Jimenez 810331100 2.59
Huston Street (BS,3) 0.2120100 4.26
Rafael Betancourt (W,2-1) 0.1000010 4.26
HBP - Weeks (by Huston Street)
Pitches-Strikes - Ubaldo Jimenez 114-75, Huston Street 24-14, Rafael Betancourt 3-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ubaldo Jimenez 4-7, Huston Street 1-2
Batters Faced - Ubaldo Jimenez 32, Huston Street 6, Rafael Betancourt 1
Game Information
Attendance - 48133
Game Time - 3:08
Temperature - 76
Umpires - Home - Mark Wegner, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - Dale Scott, Third Base - Jerry Meals