©2011 Galesburg Broadcasting Co.
Read the latest local sports stories by clicking here
|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.)