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Rockies' bats come alive in win over Cardinals

4:28 PM, May 12, 2013   |    comments
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St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - After being silenced by the Cardinals' starting pitching the last two days, the Rockies got an outstanding effort from one of their own.

Jorge De La Rosa took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Colorado's offense awoke from its slumber as the Rockies came away with an 8-2 victory over St. Louis in the finale of a three-game set.

The Cardinals saw starter Shelby Miller retire 27 straight batters on Friday and Adam Wainwright come five outs away from a no-hitter the following day. On Sunday, though, the Rockies were the ones stifling St. Louis.

De La Rosa (4-3) struck out seven and didn't surrender a hit until David Freese lined a single past first baseman Jordan Pacheco with two away in the seventh.

The Colorado lefty issued three walks, but his efforts were key in helping the Rockies end their season-long four-game losing streak.

Troy Tulowitzki smacked a three-run homer and Charlie Blackmon stroked a two- run shot in his return to the big-league level. Blackmon was called up Sunday when the Rockies placed first baseman/outfielder Michael Cuddyer on the 15-day disabled list.

St. Louis didn't score until the ninth, when they were able to plate two runs.

Jamie Garcia (4-2) lost for the first time in four starts, surrendering both homers as well as eight hits over six innings. He struck out seven in the defeat.

 

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