7am News, Sports and Obits

Latest WGIL news
Click to play or
Right click and "Save Target As" to download
Click for Galesburg, Illinois Forecast
Home - Cancellations - Community Events - Contact Us - Mornings - News - Obituaries - Pictures - Programs - Special Events Audio - Sports - Weather
Hot Hitting Rockies Sweep Mets in 4 Game Set
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hot-hitting Troy Tulowitzki belted his major league-leading seventh homer during the second game of a doubleheader, and the Colorado Rockies pounded the New York Mets 9-4 on Thursday to wrap up a four-game series sweep.

Tulowitzki also homered in the opener before the Rockies' bullpen held on in a wild ninth inning for a 6-5 victory. The sweet-swinging shortstop terrorized New York pitching all series, going deep each game and finishing 10 for 16 with eight RBIs.

The Rockies (10-2), off to the best start in franchise history, have won five straight and 10 of 11 overall, the lone defeat coming against Pittsburgh in extra innings.

The Mets (4-9) are headed the other way, losing five straight and eight of nine.
Greg Reynolds (1-0) won Game 1 despite a couple shaky innings, and Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) held on long enough in the second game for the Rockies' offense to deliver his win.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
News management powered by Xpression News
 
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here