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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Walt Weiss and the Colorado Rockies like what they see from Troy Tulowitzki so far in spring training games.

Tulowitzki, limited to 47 games last season after left groin surgery, had a two-run single and was involved in four flawless defensive plays during his three innings in the Rockies' 9-1 win over Texas on Monday.

Along with a rare double play on which the two-time Gold Glove shortstop got an assist and a putout, there was a nifty play when he ran forward to pick up a slow roller and threw out speedy Rangers center fielder Craig Gentry at first base.

"Every time he passes one of these tests, it's a peace of mind for us," said Weiss, the former Rockies infielder and their new manager. "He's in a really good place right now."

Colorado starter Chris Volstad, who signed as a minor league free agent during the offseason, benefited from two of the Rockies' three double plays. He faced the minimum six batters in his two innings despite giving up a pair of singles.

Martin Perez started for Texas and retired all six batters he faced, with two strikeouts.

"Fell behind but made pitches when he had to," manager Ron Washington said. "Two clean innings, attacked the zone, down in the bottom of the zone."

Then Justin Grimm, like Perez among several candidates for the No. 5 spot in the Rangers' rotation, allowed hits to four of the first six batters he faced after taking over in the third.

That included an RBI single by DJ LeMahieu and the runs-scoring hit by Tulowitzki that made it 3-0. Tuluowitzki took a called third strike in the first against Perez after fouling off some tough pitches.

Tulowitzki is 2 for 4 with three RBIs in two spring games. He had an RBI groundout and a hit in his first game Saturday, and for now likely will play every other day. He didn't play after May last season.

"We'll adjust on the fly depending on how he feels, how many at-bats he thinks he needs," Weiss said.

Charlie Culberson hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning for Colorado, and Nolan Arenado added a solo shot two batters later. Both homers came off right-hander Neil Ramirez, who gave up five runs in a span of eight batters.

NOTES: Yu Darvish is scheduled to make his first spring start for Texas on Tuesday against the Chicago White Sox. ... Texas veterans Lance Berkman and Adrian Beltre, who have been dealing with calf issues, ran bases back in Surprise with no problems. ... Rangers RHP Colby Lewis, who will miss the start of the season while recovering from elbow surgery, threw off an elevated mound, but lower than a regular one. ... Texas is 0-3-1 this spring. ... Texas batters went 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position. They are 1 for 26 in such situations the last three games. ... Eric Young Jr. led off and played left field for Colorado. He has already played second base this spring, and Weiss expects to give him a chance to play several different positions. ... The Rockies leave Salt River Fields for the first time this spring to play the Chicago Cubs in Mesa on Tuesday. ... After his RBI single in the third, LeMahieu was eventually thrown out after getting caught in a wild rundown between third base and home. Grimm fielded a comebacker, threw to 3BYangervis Solarte, before C Geovany Soto got the ball, threw to SS Elvis Andrus and then got it back to tag out LeMahieu near third base.

 
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Colorado

C. Culberson
AB 1
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Texas

L. Martin
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 

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Texas Rangers
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ian Kinsler, 2B2001001 .167
    Jurickson Profar, 2B0000100 .200
Elvis Andrus, SS2010101 .167
    Leury Garcia, SS1000001 .250
David Murphy, LF3000003 .167
    Julio Borbon, LF1000001 .222
Nelson Cruz, RF3000000 .143
    Aaron Cunningham, CF0000100 .667
Mitch Moreland, 1B3010010 .167
    Brandon Allen, 1B1000002 .143
Geovany Soto, C2000011 .000
    Konrad Schmidt, C1000010 .000
Yangervis Solarte, 3B2000000 .167
    Mike Olt, 3B1000000 .000
Leonys Martin, DH3120000 .556
Craig Gentry, CF2010001 .375
    Jim Adduci, RF1000000 .286
Totals2815133  
Batting
2B - Craig Gentry (1, Corpas)
SF - Ian Kinsler (1)
RBI - Ian Kinsler (2)
Team LOB - 4
Texas Rangers
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Martin Perez 2000020 0.00
Justin Grimm (L,0-1) 2433100 13.50
Coty Woods 1111110 5.40
Joe Ortiz 1000010 0.00
Johan Yan 1000000 0.00
Neil Ramirez 1555002 45.00
Pitches-Strikes - Martin Perez 10-10, Justin Grimm 15-10, Coty Woods 10-6, Joe Ortiz 5-5, Johan Yan 3-3, Neil Ramirez 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Martin Perez 2-2, Justin Grimm 4-2, Coty Woods 1-1, Joe Ortiz 1-1, Johan Yan 2-1, Neil Ramirez 3-0
Batters Faced - Martin Perez 6, Justin Grimm 11, Coty Woods 5, Joe Ortiz 3, Johan Yan 3, Neil Ramirez 8
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., LF2210100 .500
    Corey Dickerson, LF1000000 .333
Dexter Fowler, CF3111002 .400
    Rafael Ortega, CF1110000 .500
Troy Tulowitzki, SS2012010 .500
    Tommy Manzella, SS2000002 .000
Michael Cuddyer, 1B3000002 .333
    Ben Paulsen, 1B1111000 .667
Yorvit Torrealba, C2000000 .000
    Gustavo Molina, C2110000 .400
    Matt McBride, C0000000 .333
Josh Rutledge, 2B3000010 .500
    Charlie Culberson, 2B1113000 .333
Charlie Blackmon, RF2110110 .750
    Kyle Parker, RF1000000 .333
Chris Nelson, 3B3000002 .333
    Nolan Arenado, 3B1111000 .500
DJ LeMahieu, DH3011010 .167
   a- Lars Davis, PH-DH1000000 .000
Totals34910924  
a-grounded out for LeMahieu in the 8th
Batting
2B - Charlie Blackmon (1, Grimm)
3B - Dexter Fowler (1, Woods), Rafael Ortega (1, Ramirez)
HR - Charlie Culberson (1, Ramirez), Nolan Arenado (1, Ramirez)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (1), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (3), Ben Paulsen (1), Charlie Culberson 3 (3), Nolan Arenado (1), DJ LeMahieu (1)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (2), Nolan Arenado (1)
SB - Charlie Blackmon (1, 2nd base off Grimm/Soto)
Team LOB - 3
Fielding
DP - Cuddyer-Tulowitzki, Nelson-Rutledge-Cuddyer, Rutledge-Manzella-Cuddyer
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Chris Volstad 2200000 0.00
Dan Rosenbaum (W,1-0) 2100100 0.00
Wilton Lopez (H,1) 1000010 0.00
Manny Corpas (H,1) 1211000 9.00
Jeff Manship (H,1) 1000020 0.00
William Harris (H,1) 1000000 0.00
Rob Scahill 1000200 0.00
WP - Rob Scahill (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Chris Volstad 6-6, Dan Rosenbaum 10-6, Wilton Lopez 5-5, Manny Corpas 5-5, Jeff Manship 7-7, William Harris 3-3, Rob Scahill 11-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Volstad 3-1, Dan Rosenbaum 3-2, Wilton Lopez 2-0, Manny Corpas 2-1, William Harris 2-1, Rob Scahill 1-2
Batters Faced - Chris Volstad 6, Dan Rosenbaum 7, Wilton Lopez 3, Manny Corpas 5, Jeff Manship 3, William Harris 3, Rob Scahill 5
Game Information
Attendance - 4105
Game Time - 2:26
Temperature - 57
Umpires - Home - Clint Fagan, First Base - Brian Knight, Second Base - Joel Hospodka, Third Base - Mark Ripperger