Jorge De La Rosa answered a pair of pitching gems by the St. Louis Cardinals with one of his own. The Colorado Rockies’ offense woke up. De La Rosa held the Cardinals hitless into the seventh inning and Troy Tulowitzki’s three-run homer ended Colorado’s scoreless streak at 28 innings, sending the Rockies to an 8-2 victory Sunday.
Charlie Blackmon added a two-run homer off Jaime Garcia (4-2) for the Rockies, who snapped a four-game skid. They finished with 11 hits after totaling three in consecutive shutout losses to rookie Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright.
“Jaime definitely had a couple of pretty tough acts to follow,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “He came out and looked pretty good at the beginning, and had a couple things happen that didn’t quite go his way.”