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Torrealba's single in 12th wins it for Rockies

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DENVER -- Wilin Rosario failed to come through in the ninth. He got to come home in the 12th as a consolation prize.

He scored from second on Yorvit Torrealba's single to left and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Wednesday.

"I got the opportunity to win the game and I struck out against one of the best closers we have in the National League," he said.

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Rosario redeemed himself for whiffing against Craig Kimbrel when he led off the 12th with a double to left against Luis Ayala (1-1). After Cuddyer was intentionally walked, Belisle, who had to bat with no one else available on the bench, struck out on a bunt attempt.

Torrealba ripped a single to left, and Upton's throw home was wide as Rosario slid in with the winning run.

"When I got the double I said we've got it because we need one hit and I was 100 percent sure I was going to score," Rosario said.

The Rockies used all available position players and by the 11th inning Torrealba, a catcher, was playing first base. He had one assist in two innings before delivering the game-winning hit.

"Usually in winter ball I just played first, but I also played once last year when I was with the Toronto Blue Jays," he said. "Still, it's not my position so I was a little bit nervous."

Michael Cuddyer and Josh Rutledge homered for the Rockies, who ended a three-game skid behind one-hit pitching by the bullpen over the last six innings. Matt Belisle (1-1), the fourth reliever used by Colorado, pitched two perfect innings.

The Rockies rallied off Kimbrel in the ninth to deny Tim Hudson his 200th career win. Dexter Fowler hit a tying double off the wall in left with two outs. Jonathan Herrera hit a one-out double and pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki followed with a single before Eric Young Jr. struck out.

Hudson looked set for his milestone win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, struck out three and helped out with an RBI single in the fourth.

It was 48 degrees at first pitch, more than double Tuesday's 23-degree start to the doubleheader. Sunshine bathed Coors Field in the final game of a 10-game homestand that included three postponements due to snow.

There was little evidence of the wintry weather Wednesday.

Right-hander Tyler Chatwood was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs before the game and made his first major-league start of the season. He allowed five runs, four earned, on nine hits and struck out three in six innings.

He left trailing 5-3 after Atlanta scored twice in the fourth on Herrera's throwing error and Jordan Schafer's RBI single.

Schafer was tagged out on a failed squeeze in the ninth.

"We tried to get another run. Every run you add on is important," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We tried to get a three-run lead. I thought we had a great combination of guys doing it, we just couldn't execute it."

The Rockies took a 2-0 lead when Cuddyer and Rutledge homered off Hudson on consecutive at-bats. It was the first time this season Colorado has hit back-to-back home runs this season.

Atlanta rallied to take the lead in the fourth. Freddie Freeman's double to right scored Upton from first, Juan Francisco singled to center to drive in Freeman and Hudson's single made it 3-2.

Chatwood answered in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single that bounced off home plate, allowing Chris Nelson to score from third.

Notes

  • Atlanta OF Jason Heyward was released from the hospital Tuesday after an appendectomy Monday night.
  • Colorado 1B Todd Helton (strained left forearm) was out of the lineup for the fifth straight game. The Rockies have not determined if Helton needs to go on the DL.
  • The Rockies will send lefty Jorge De La Rosa (2-1) against the Diamondbacks' Trevor Cahill (0-3) in the opener of a four-game series in Arizona on Thursday.
  • Paul Maholm (3-1) will start Atlanta's series opener in Detroit on Friday.
 
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Yorvit Torrealba (center) is the hero as the Rockies halt a three-game losing streak. (USATSI)
Yorvit Torrealba (center) is the hero as the Rockies halt a three-game losing streak. (USATSI)

Players of the Game
Colorado

D. Fowler
AB 5
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 2
Atlanta

J. Francisco
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 
Atlanta Braves
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ramiro Pena, SS-3B5000111 .270
B.J. Upton, CF5000111 .150
Justin Upton, LF4120111 .316
Freddie Freeman, 1B5111012 .321
Evan Gattis, C5110022 .246
Juan Francisco, 3B4121011 .316
    Andrelton Simmons, PR-SS1000010 .209
Dan Uggla, 2B5120011 .185
Jordan Schafer, RF3011211 .438
Tim Hudson, P3011001 .364
    Luis Avilan, P0000000 .000
    Eric O'Flaherty, P0000000 .000
   a- Reed Johnson, PH1000001 .286
    Craig Kimbrel, P0000000 .000
    Cory Gearrin, P0000000 .000
    Jordan Walden, P0000000 .000
   b- Tyler Pastornicky, PH1000000 .000
    Luis Ayala, P0000000 .000
Totals425104510  
a-grounded out for O'Flaherty in the 9th
b-flied out for Walden in the 12th
Batting
2B - Freddie Freeman (2, Chatwood), Evan Gattis (4, Chatwood), Dan Uggla (1, Chatwood)
RBI - Freddie Freeman (8), Juan Francisco (11), Jordan Schafer (2), Tim Hudson (2)
SB - Jordan Schafer (3, 3rd base off Brothers/Rosario)
CS - Jordan Schafer (1, Home by Brothers/Rosario)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Freeman-Pena, Uggla-Freeman
Atlanta Braves
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Hudson 6633232 4.50
Luis Avilan (H,3) 1100000 1.23
Eric O'Flaherty (H,7) 1200000 1.69
Craig Kimbrel (BS,1) 1322120 1.86
Cory Gearrin 1000010 0.00
Jordan Walden 1100010 2.45
Luis Ayala (L,1-1) 0.1211110 5.40
IBB - Herrera by Tim Hudson, C. Gonzalez by Craig Kimbrel, Cuddyer by Luis Ayala
HBP - Torrealba (by Cory Gearrin)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Hudson 105-70, Luis Avilan 10-7, Eric O'Flaherty 12-10, Craig Kimbrel 18-12, Cory Gearrin 12-8, Jordan Walden 13-9, Luis Ayala 13-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Hudson 9-5, Luis Avilan 1-1, Eric O'Flaherty 2-1, Jordan Walden 2-0
Batters Faced - Tim Hudson 25, Luis Avilan 3, Eric O'Flaherty 5, Craig Kimbrel 7, Cory Gearrin 4, Jordan Walden 4, Luis Ayala 4
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Eric Young Jr., RF-2B6010016 .288
Dexter Fowler, CF5022120 .284
Carlos Gonzalez, LF5000113 .320
Wilin Rosario, C6120012 .302
Michael Cuddyer, 1B-RF5111121 .333
Josh Rutledge, 2B5111002 .230
    Matt Belisle, P1000012 .000
Chris Nelson, 3B3120000 .271
    Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
    Rex Brothers, P0000000 .000
   a- Jordan Pacheco, PH1000000 .316
    Rafael Betancourt, P0000000 .000
   b- Yorvit Torrealba, PH-1B1011000 .300
Jonathan Herrera, SS-3B4130101 .348
Tyler Chatwood, P2011000 .500
    Reid Brignac, 3B1000000 .250
   c- Troy Tulowitzki, PH-SS2110000 .299
Totals47615648  
a-flied out for Brothers in the 9th
b-hit by pitch for Betancourt in the 10th
c-singled for Brignac in the 9th
Batting
2B - Dexter Fowler (3, Kimbrel), Wilin Rosario (2, Ayala), Jonathan Herrera (1, Kimbrel)
3B - Eric Young Jr. (3, Walden), Chris Nelson (2, Hudson)
HR - Michael Cuddyer (5, Hudson), Josh Rutledge (3, Hudson)
RBI - Dexter Fowler 2 (12), Michael Cuddyer (15), Josh Rutledge (7), Yorvit Torrealba (4), Tyler Chatwood (1)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler 2 (5), Tyler Chatwood (1)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Rutledge-Herrera-Cuddyer, Rutledge-Herrera-Cuddyer, Herrera-Rutledge-Cuddyer, Herrera-Cuddyer
E - Jonathan Herrera (1, Throwing), Josh Rutledge (1, Dropped fly)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Chatwood 6954330 6.00
Adam Ottavino 2100030 2.70
Rex Brothers 1000110 0.90
Rafael Betancourt 1000110 1.74
Matt Belisle (W,1-1) 2000020 2.92
WP - Tyler Chatwood (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Chatwood 91-55, Adam Ottavino 34-21, Rex Brothers 18-9, Rafael Betancourt 20-13, Matt Belisle 19-14
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Chatwood 7-5, Adam Ottavino 1-2, Rex Brothers 1-0, Matt Belisle 1-3
Batters Faced - Tyler Chatwood 27, Adam Ottavino 7, Rex Brothers 3, Rafael Betancourt 4, Matt Belisle 6
Game Information
Attendance - 35234
Game Time - 3:48
Temperature - 48
Umpires - Home - Mike Everitt, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Scott Barry, Third Base - Wally Bell