Jul 22, 2010 12:44 AM by Lee Douglas

Sellout crowd cheers Tulo in a Sky Sox uniform

The Sacramento River Cats dropped the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Wednesday by a score of 8-1 at Security Service Field in front of a sellout crowd of 8,671 fans.

The 10th largest regular season crowd in Sky Sox history saw Rockies All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki begin a Major League rehab assignment. Tulowitzki played his scheduled five innings and went 1-for-2 at the plate. He singled on a line drive to right in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first and grounded into a double play in his second at-bat in the fourth on an amazing play by River Cats second baseman Eric Sogard. Defensively, Tulowitzki started two double plays and was in the middle of a third while registering four assists and three putouts.

For Sacramento, Chris Carter continued his dominance of the Sky Sox. He finished the game just 1-for-4 but his lone hit was a two-run homer, his fourth jack of the series. So far this season, Carter is hitting .400 (12-for-30) with six home runs and 17 RBI in seven games. Sogard and Kevin Tolleson both drove in two runs as well as the River Cats put up five runs in the fifth and three more in the seventh.

The Sky Sox lone run came in the eighth inning off reliever Travis Banwart as Chris Frey drove in Chris Nelson with an RBI single.

Tyson Ross (1-1) picked up the win after tossing five shutout innings and striking out seven. Chaz Roe (6-11) was saddled with his PCL-leading 11th loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in five innings of work.

The finale of the four-game series goes at 12:35 p.m. Thursday at Security Service Field. Tulowitzki will again start at shortstop for the Sky Sox.





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