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Short break does wonders for Tulowitzki

The Sports Xchange
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Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki returned to the lineup and put both his offensive and defensive problems behind him in the Rockies' 4-3 win over the Brewers on Friday night at Miller Park.

He didn't play Wednesday, which had been a planned day off before the Rockies' off day Thursday, but his Wednesday breather also came after a two-error game Tuesday, his second in four days that brought his error total to six -- the same number of errors he made in the entire 2011 season.

Tulowitzki also had hits in each of his first two at-bats Friday after managing just one hit in his previous four games.

"I couldn't wait to get out here," Tulowitzki said. "It's been a tough week for me. I never experienced anything like that in my career, but it's over with. And sometimes just sitting back and watching helps everything."

Mired in a 1-for-14 slump, Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, one RBI and one run scored. The multi-hit game was Tulowitzki's first since his three-hit game April 13 against the Diamondbacks. Lifetime against the Brewers, Tulowitzki is 41-for-103 (.398) with 12 doubles, seven homers and 22 RBI.

"We need him, and he knows that," manager Jim Tracy said. "But when one of your warriors needs to be taken away to catch his breath mentally and physically, you do it."

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