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Tulowitzki, Rockies rough up Miley, Diamondbacks

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PHOENIX -- Troy Tulowitzki had a rough start to Colorado's road trip.

The way he hits the ball, no chance it was going to last very long.

Tulowitzki had a home run, two doubles and three RBI to lead the big-hitting Colorado Rockies to an 8-5 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night.

"He's one of the best players in baseball, so you expect that," Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez said.

Led by Tulowitzki, baseball's best offense roughed up Wade Miley (2-3) for seven extra-base hits in the first six innings, including a pair of home runs.

Tulowitzki, who went 1 for 12 in a three-game series against the Dodgers, doubled in each of his first two at-bats and led off sixth with his sixth home run. Justin Morneau added a two-run shot later in the inning to extend his hitting streak to 12 games and Nolan Arenado had one of Colorado's six doubles to stretch his hitting streak to a baseball-best 18 games.

The Rockies had 12 hits overall, eight of those for extra bases.

Franklin Morales (3-1) allowed four runs in five innings and LaTroy Hawkins worked a perfect ninth for his eighth consecutive save.

"We played good offensive baseball tonight," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "Tulo had a [great] night and we played well offensively."

It made for a rough night for the Diamondbacks.

Arizona had the hitting. Gerardo Parra hit a home run, Miguel Montero drove in two runs and Paul Goldschmidt had three of the Diamondbacks' 10 hits.

They just couldn't overcome Miley's rough start, losing their third straight since a three-game winning streak.

"They are a good-hitting ball club," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "They are hard to contain. You have to make good pitches on them."

After some early season struggles, Arizona had gotten four consecutive quality outings from its starters, who had allowed four earned runs in the previous 26 innings.

The Diamondbacks only won two of those, but it was a step in the right direction.

Miley had a hard time keeping it going against the baseball-bashing Rockies.

Colorado, which entered with a majors-best .294 team average, knocked around the left-hander from the start, racking up five doubles in the first four innings.

Gonzalez had the first one, driving in a run in the first inning before being thrown out trying to stretch to a triple.

Tulowitzki had a two-run two-bagger in the third inning and Jordan Pacheco drove in another run with a double in the fourth.

After Tulowitzki's lead-off home run in the fifth inning, Morneau made it 7-4 with a two-run shot to the pool deck in right-center.

"It was weird. Feeling-wise I felt really good tonight," Miley said. "Those guys are swinging well right now and I didn't get the job done. It was on me."

Miley allowed seven runs on 10 hits for his first lost (7-1) in 10 career games against the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks tried to keep up against Morales.

Parra hit a solo home run in the second inning, and Arizona added two more runs in the third on Montero's sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single by Aaron Hill. Goldschmidt tied the game at 4 on a groundout in the fourth.

Morales allowed seven hits.

Arizona cut the lead to 7-5 on Montero's run-scoring single in the seventh inning, but Charlie Blackmon made it a three-run lead again with a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

Notes

The Diamondbacks have a team-record 239 strikeouts the first two months of the season after striking out seven against Colorado. ... Carlos Gonzalez is 2 for 19 during the Rockies' four-game road trip after going 1 for 5 against the Diamondbacks. ... Arizona RHP Mike Bolsinger will start Tuesday against Colorado after earning his first victory in the majors against the Cubs on Thursday. He will face Colorado RHP Tyler Chatwood, who is 2-0 with a 3.65 ERA in three games against Arizona.

 
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Despite Miguel Montero's attempt to break it up, Colorado's DJ LeMahieu turns a double play in the seventh inning.  (Getty Images)
Despite Miguel Montero's attempt to break it up, Colorado's DJ LeMahieu turns a double play in the seventh inning. (Getty Images)

Players of the Game
Colorado

T. Tulowitzki
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 1
RBI 3
Arizona

M. Prado
AB 3
R 3
H 2
HR 0
RBI 0
 
Colorado Rockies
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Charlie Blackmon, CF3001000 .389
Brandon Barnes, RF4100121 .333
Troy Tulowitzki, SS3233200 .366
Carlos Gonzalez, LF5011014 .232
Nolan Arenado, 3B4220000 .306
Justin Morneau, 1B4112011 .351
Jordan Pacheco, C4011020 .280
DJ LeMahieu, 2B4120001 .312
Franklin Morales, P2110000 .091
   a-Charlie Culberson, PH1000011 .083
   Tommy Kahnle, P0000000 .000
   Adam Ottavino, P0000000 .000
   Boone Logan, P0000000 .000
   b-Corey Dickerson, PH1010000 .360
   LaTroy Hawkins, P0000000 .000
Totals35812837  
a-struck out for Morales in the 6th
b-singled for Logan in the 9th
Batting
2B - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (9, Miley), Carlos Gonzalez (5, Miley), Nolan Arenado (7, Miley), Jordan Pacheco (3, Miley), DJ LeMahieu (4, Delgado)
HR - Troy Tulowitzki (6, Miley), Justin Morneau (6, Miley)
SF - Charlie Blackmon (2)
SH - Charlie Blackmon (1)
RBI - Charlie Blackmon (18), Troy Tulowitzki 3 (20), Carlos Gonzalez (16), Justin Morneau 2 (21), Jordan Pacheco (3)
2-OUT RBI - Troy Tulowitzki 2 (8), Carlos Gonzalez (3)
Team LOB - 5
Fielding
DP - Tulowitzki-LeMahieu-Morneau, Tulowitzki-LeMahieu-Morneau-Arenado-LeMahieu-Morneau
Colorado Rockies
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Franklin Morales (W,3-1) 5744221 4.40
Tommy Kahnle (H,3) 1100000 1.29
Adam Ottavino (H,6) 1211100 0.73
Boone Logan (H,4) 1000020 2.16
LaTroy Hawkins (S,8) 1000010 2.61
Pitches-Strikes - Franklin Morales 99-57, Tommy Kahnle 5-4, Adam Ottavino 19-10, Boone Logan 8-7, LaTroy Hawkins 13-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Franklin Morales 3-10, Tommy Kahnle 1-1, Adam Ottavino 2-0, LaTroy Hawkins 2-0
Batters Faced - Franklin Morales 24, Tommy Kahnle 3, Adam Ottavino 5, Boone Logan 3, LaTroy Hawkins 3
Arizona Diamondbacks
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
A.J. Pollock, CF5000011 .259
Martin Prado, 3B3320210 .245
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B4131000 .322
Miguel Montero, C3012002 .273
Aaron Hill, 2B3011103 .257
Cody Ross, LF4000002 .088
Gerardo Parra, RF4131010 .268
Chris Owings, SS4000022 .295
Wade Miley, P1000000 .333
   a-Roger Kieschnick, PH1000000 .000
   Randall Delgado, P0000000 .000
   Joe Thatcher, P0000000 .000
   J.J. Putz, P0000000 .000
   b-Tony Campana, PH1000000 .186
Totals33510535  
a-flied out for Miley in the 6th
b-grounded out for Putz in the 9th
Batting
2B - Paul Goldschmidt (11, Morales)
3B - Martin Prado (1, Morales)
HR - Gerardo Parra (2, Morales)
SF - Miguel Montero (4)
SH - Wade Miley (1)
RBI - Paul Goldschmidt (17), Miguel Montero 2 (15), Aaron Hill (13), Gerardo Parra (9)
2-OUT RBI - Aaron Hill (7)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
Outfield Assists - A.J. Pollock 1
E - Aaron Hill (2, Throwing), Gerardo Parra (2, Throwing)
Arizona Diamondbacks
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Wade Miley (L,2-3) 61077122 5.36
Randall Delgado 2111130 5.50
Joe Thatcher 0.1100000 2.79
J.J. Putz 0.2000120 3.72
Pitches-Strikes - Wade Miley 89-62, Randall Delgado 35-19, Joe Thatcher 6-5, J.J. Putz 17-9
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wade Miley 10-4, Randall Delgado 1-2
Batters Faced - Wade Miley 27, Randall Delgado 8, Joe Thatcher 2, J.J. Putz 3
Game Information
Attendance - 17127
Game Time - 3:03
Temperature - 79
Umpires - Home - Lance Barrett, First Base - Dana DeMuth, Second Base - Ron Kulpa, Third Base - Ed Hickox