Troy Tulowitzki hit his 10th homer of the season on Friday night. (David Zalubowski/AP)
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
Staked to a generous lead thanks to home runs from Troy Tulowitzki and Brad Hawpe, Jason Marquis cruised through the Pirates with sinkers down in the zone, inducing 20 groundouts in 8 2/3 innings in the series opener. The victory was the Rockies' 14th over their last 15 games.
a-Grounded out for Burnett, S in the 7th. b-Singled for Capps in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: McCutchen, A (3, Marquis). 3B: McCutchen, A (3, Marquis). HR: Wilson,
Ja (2, 7th inning off Marquis, 0 on, 2 out). TB: McCutchen, A 5; Sanchez, F 2; LaRoche, Ad; LaRoche, An; Wilson,
Ja 4; Hinske. RBI: Wilson, Ja (21), Hinske (11), McCutchen, A (10). 2-out RBI: Wilson, Ja; Hinske; McCutchen,
A. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young, D 2; Morgan. Team RISP: 1-for-6. Team LOB:
FIELDING E: Young, D (2, fielding). PB: Diaz, R (6).
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