MLB scores: Troy Tulowitzki plates 5 runs in Rockies' 12-1 win over Phillies

Doug Pensinger

The Rockies outhit the Phillies, 18-2, in a completely one-sided contest on Friday.

Coors Field was well-populated, The Rooftop was packed and Rockies fever was certainly running rampant at 20th and Blake on Friday night. Best of all, the Rockies were operating on all cylinders, jumping out to a 4-0 first-inning lead on their way to a 12-1 slaughtering of the Phillies in front of 35,000-plus.

Troy Tulowitzki recovered from a subpar road trip by going 3-for-3 with five runs batted in. Tulowitzki fell a triple short of the cycle and would've had a chance to accomplish that for the second time in his career had he not been lifted in an eighth-inning double switch. Regardless, it was good to see Tulo get his groove back, and hopefully he doesn't forget to take it with him on future road trips.

Colorado obviously put up a lot of offense, as the 12 runs on 18 hits suggests, but they really didn't need much of it at all. That's because Tyler Chatwood was nothing short of magnificent in his second start of 2014, holding the Phillies to a run on just two hits over seven innings. The run was unearned as a result of Nolan Arenado's third error of the season, so Chatwood's ERA sits at a sparkling 2.77 through 13 innings of work this season. It could have been lower (or higher, I guess), but Walt Weiss chose to pull him with 88 pitches under his belt in a 9-1 game. Not exactly a move that people should be wringing their hands over, but it would have been nice to let him go another frame.

Regardless, Colorado's bullpen combination of Chad Bettis and Matt Belisle kept the Phillies off the board in perfect fashion over the final two innings, continuing the Rockies' non-Rex Brothers streak of fantastic relief performances alive. Colorado relievers not named Brothers have allowed one run over their last 28⅔ innings.

Drew Stubbs and Charlie Blackmon joined Tulowitzki with three hits apiece. Wilin Rosario had a pair of hits and three RBI and DJ LeMahieu also contributed two knocks.

The Rockies are back at it against the Phillies tomorrow at 6:10 p.m. MT. Jordan Lyles gets the ball for the Rox opposite Kyle Kendrick, who owns a 5.58 ERA in 30⅔ career innings at Coors.

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