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Timely hitting and a solid start from Jorge De La Rosa key Colorado Rockies' 6-4 win in Arizona

The Colorado Rockies beat the Diamondbacks 6-4 thanks to big hits from Tulo and CarGo and a nice start from Jorge De La Rosa.

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The Rockies jumped out to an early lead in the first, tagging Rubby De La Rosa for four runs. Charlie Blackmon hit a leadoff single and advanced to third after DJ LeMahieu followed suit with a single of his own. Both scored courtesy of Tulo, who took the first pitch he saw and deposited it over the wall in left-center field for his ninth home run of the season. Tulo has now recorded a hit in 18 straight games and has reached base in the last 33.

After Tulo put the Rockies up 3-0, CarGo followed up with a single and scored shortly thereafter thanks to singles from Michael McKenry and Ben Paulsen. With runners on first and second, Brandon Barnes grounded into a double play and Daniel Descalso grounded out to third to end the inning.

Jorge De La Rosa pitched a nice half inning, retiring the first three batters in order and logging his 1,000th career strikeout with a punch-out of Paul Goldschmidt. Congratulations to the club's winningest pitcher on another well-deserved milestone.

Rubby De La Rosa settled down for the next few innings after his awful first inning. The Rockies were sat down in succession as De La Rosa pitched well throughout the second inning to the end of the fifth. The Diamondbacks tacked on a run in the bottom of the second when Yasmany Tomas hit a leadoff home run, but were otherwise kept quiet.

The Rockies extended their lead in the sixth inning. Tulo singled to lead off the inning before CarGo homered on an opposite-field drive to put the Rockies up 6-1. Jorge De La Rosa allowed a run in the sixth, but finished the inning without any further damage being done. He finished the day with a line of six innings pitched and allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out six. It was De La Rosa's first win at Chase Field, and he improves to 6-3 for the year.

LaTroy Hawkins pitched in the seventh, striking out two and getting Cliff Pennington to fly out. Scott Oberg replaced Hawkins to pitch the eighth and things got interesting for a bit. He retired the first batter he faced, but Oberg then allowed a double to A.J. Pollock, who'd score on Paul Goldschmidt's double in the next at-bat. Yasmany Tomas singled to plate Goldschmidt, prompting a change of pitchers. Tommy Kahnle and Boone Logan combined to finish the rest of the inning.

John Axford allowed two one-out singles in the ninth, but got Pollock to fly out and then struck out Goldschmidt to end the game, picking up his fourteenth save in the process.