Sports - Colorado Rockies

Apr 15, 2011 1:03 AM by Lee Douglas

Red hot Tulowitzki and Rox complete 4-game sweep of the Mets in NY

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 two losses coming against Pittsburgh and Arizona 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.)

 

 

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