Tulo Backs Chatwood and Rockies Beat Phillies 12-1
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Apr 19, 2014
Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run home run after No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez was intentionally walked in front of him, Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 Friday night. "He had a big night, Tulo did," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He had the big home run. He had the great at-bat." Chatwood , who missed the first two weeks of the season with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on two hits in his second start of the season and first at home. Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had never faced young Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone before Friday night. Tulowitzki went 3 for 3 on the night, drove in five runs and drew a key walk during the Rockies' four-run first inning. Gonzalez was robbed when second baseman Chase Utley leaped high in the air to catch his sharply hit line drive, but Tulowitzki worked a walk to load the bases in a 14-pitch at-bat that included 10 foul balls, eight with the count full.