Colorado at Philadelphia

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Colorado (59-68) «3110000005101
Philadelphia (55-70)003000000330

Rockies 5, Phillies 3

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PHILADELPHIA -- Todd Helton got the perfect gift on his 40th birthday.

Helton's swipe at Jimmy Rollins never connected with the runner on a close play at first, but the Colorado Rockies got the call in a big spot during their 5-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night.

"I didn't tag him," Helton said. "I tried to tag him."

Third baseman Nolan Arenado made a fantastic backhanded stop and in-the-air throw to rob Rollins in the seventh inning. Rollins never argued the call by first base umpire Jim Wolf that stranded the potential tying runs, and Helton simply hustled off the field to sell the out.

"Jimmy said he felt something on his back," Phillies interim manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Replays showed the tag was never close to No. 11.

Jonathan Herrera entered in the seventh with two runners on and two outs and Rollins at bat. Rollins then sent a hard grounder down the third base line that looked as if it was headed for extra bases.

Arenado backhanded the ball, his momentum carried him into foul territory and he whirled in the air to one-hop the throw toward Helton. Helton made a sweeping tag toward the slow-starting Rollins for the third out.

"It's right up there with the other 72," Arenado great plays, manager Walt Weiss said. "It's a game changer."

Arenado shifted toward the line after a tip from shortstop Troy Tulowitzki that Rollins would try and pull the ball.

"I made a good grab," Arenado said. "I think he was safe, if you watch the replay."

Sure was.

"It was a good act by Todd," Arenado said.

The Rockies used Arenado's play and a little pop to snap a three-game losing streak.

Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario homered and Jorge De La Rosa (13-6) pitched into the seventh to win his third straight start. Dexter Fowler also drove in a run to help the Rockies jump out to a 5-0 lead.

Rafael Betancourt tossed a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.

Tyler Cloyd (2-3) allowed five runs in six innings in his first major-league start since June 12. Recalled after Monday night's game, Cloyd was coming off consecutive complete games in the minors.

Against the Rockies, Cloyd was hit hard from the start.

Tulowitzki's second homer in two games was a two-run shot deep into the left-field seats. Phillies outfielder Dom Brown never moved as the ball soared high over his head.

"He looks a lot more ease at up there," Weiss said. "His timing looks really good."

Michael Cuddyer followed Tulowitzki's 22nd homer with a double. He moved up on a grounder and scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 in the first inning.

Fowler added an RBI single in the second, and Rosario extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a two-out drive in the third.

"In the first three innings, everything was off," Cloyd said.

Staked to a 5-0 lead, De La Rosa allowed three runs in the third. Chase Utley had an RBI single to right and Brown added a sacrifice fly.

De La Rosa walked three and struck out three in 6 1/3 innings.

"He's been our guy," Weiss said.

The Phillies beat the Rockies on Monday night to snap a skid of 26 games without consecutive wins, the longest drought since a 49-game stretch in 1997. But the offensive woes that have plagued the Phillies for most of the season returned and they had only three hits against De La Rosa and three relievers.

"There are not too many options," Sandberg said. "All the guys have a chance to be out there."

Notes

Phillies RHP Roy Halladay allowed two runs in six innings for Class-A Lakewood in his second rehab start. ... Helton made his first error of the season in the third inning. ... Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock said RHP John Lannan is out for the season and will need surgery on his left knee. 1B Ryan Howard (knee) can start baseball activities on Thursday. Injured pitchers Mike Adams, Jeremy Horst, Joe Savery and Mike Stutes are all making progress. OF Ben Revere (foot) is off crutches. ... Colorado sends RHP Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.94 ERA) the mound Wednesday against Philadelphia's Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.19 ERA).

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
Philadelphia

C. Utley
AB 3
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Dexter Fowler, CF3021210 .267
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4110012 .270
   a-Charlie Culberson, PH1000002 .216
Troy Tulowitzki, SS4112002 .315
Michael Cuddyer, RF4120000 .324
Todd Helton, 1B4000002 .251
Wilin Rosario, C4111020 .284
Nolan Arenado, 3B4010000 .262
Charlie Blackmon, LF4120011 .265
Jorge De La Rosa, P3000012 .043
   Jonathan Herrera, 2B1000001 .296
Totals36510426  
a-flied out for Brothers in the 9th
Batting
2B - Michael Cuddyer (24, Cloyd), Nolan Arenado (21, Cloyd), Charlie Blackmon (7, Cloyd)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (22, Cloyd), Wilin Rosario (18, Cloyd)
RBI - Dexter Fowler (40), Troy Tulowitzki 2 (68), Wilin Rosario (66)
2-OUT RBI - Dexter Fowler (21), Wilin Rosario (17)
CS - Dexter Fowler (8, 2nd base by Miner/Ruiz)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Todd Helton (1, Misplayed grounder)
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jorge De La Rosa (W,13-6) 6.1332330 3.21
Matt Belisle (H,20) 0.1000000 3.99
Rex Brothers (H,11) 1.1000110 1.54
Rafael Betancourt (S,16) 1000010 2.93
Pitches-Strikes - Jorge De La Rosa 100-60, Matt Belisle 2-1, Rex Brothers 24-13, Rafael Betancourt 8-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jorge De La Rosa 11-6, Rex Brothers 2-1, Rafael Betancourt 1-1
Batters Faced - Jorge De La Rosa 26, Matt Belisle 1, Rex Brothers 5, Rafael Betancourt 3
Philadelphia Phillies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jimmy Rollins, SS3100102 .245
Carlos Ruiz, C3100100 .266
Chase Utley, 2B3011101 .277
Domonic Brown, LF3001012 .275
Michael Young, 1B4000022 .268
Darin Ruf, RF4000020 .262
Cody Asche, 3B4010000 .197
John Mayberry Jr., CF3110100 .243
Tyler Cloyd, P1000000 .000
   a-Kevin Frandsen, PH1000002 .233
Totals2933245  
a-flied out for Miner in the 7th
Batting
SF - Domonic Brown (4)
SH - Tyler Cloyd (2)
RBI - Chase Utley (46), Domonic Brown (79)
Team LOB - 5
Philadelphia Phillies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tyler Cloyd (L,2-3) 6855162 4.02
Zach Miner 1100000 3.12
Cesar Jimenez 2100100 0.00
WP - Tyler Cloyd (2), Cesar Jimenez (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Tyler Cloyd 99-66, Zach Miner 11-7, Cesar Jimenez 30-20
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tyler Cloyd 8-4, Cesar Jimenez 1-5
Batters Faced - Tyler Cloyd 27, Zach Miner 3, Cesar Jimenez 8
Game Information
Attendance - 34018
Game Time - 3:06
Temperature - 87
Umpires - Home - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Jim Wolf, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Jim Joyce