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Those were the only runs Jimenez allowed in seven strong innings that included seven strikeouts and six hits. He left with the Rockies trailing 2-1 after throwing 126 pitches, one shy of his career high.
Lee, who pitched a six-hitter to win the series opener, allowed three runs -- one earned -- and five hits in 7 1-3 innings. He repeatedly worked out of jams until the eighth.
The Rockies had hoped to rely on resilience that helped them overcome an 18-28 start under Hurdle to finish with a franchise-best record of 92-70. They sent right-hander Aaron Cook ahead to Philadelphia on Monday morning to rest up for a Game 5, but he'll fly home instead.
The Rockies made it 2-1 in the sixth on an RBI double by Tulowitzki, but he was doubled up on Garrett Atkins' low liner to third baseman Pedro Feliz.
At 45-29, the Rockies posted the best second-half record in the National League, but they missed out on a chance to win the NL West and secure home-field advantage when they lost at Los Angeles on the next-to-last day of the season. Jorge De La Rosa, whose 16 wins after June 1 were tops in baseball, strained his groin in that game and was shelved for the series against Philadelphia.
"I'm sure they're going to be back here in years to come because they're good and they're young," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said.
NOTES: The Phillies are now 50-33 on the road. ... Philadelphia won last year's NLCS in five games. ... Torrealba has 15 career postseason hits, one more than Kaz Matsui for most in Rockies history. ... The weather warmed considerably Monday after a cold front moved out of Colorado, with a gametime reading of 48 degrees after Game 3 was played in the mid-20s.
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