Sports - Colorado Rockies

Jul 2, 2011 11:28 PM by Jordan Mason

Ellis helps Rockies beat Royals 9-6

DENVER (AP) - Mark Ellis collected three more hits in his second game with the Colorado Rockies, who also got a home run from Troy Tulowitzki in a 9-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.

Ellis, Todd Helton and Tulowitzki each drove in two runs for Colorado, which finished with a season-high nine extra-base hits. Helton hit his 543rd double in the eighth, tying him with Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn for 24th on the career list.

The Rockies acquired Ellis, along with cash, from Oakland on Thursday for a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later. The veteran infielder had three hits and three RBIs in his Colorado debut Friday night, a 9-0 win over the Royals.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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