Nolan Arenado also went deep with a man on to extend his hitting
streak to 25 games and Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with an RBI for
the Rockies, who have won seven of nine. Lyles (4-0) yielded two
runs and seven hits while striking out five to improve to 3-0 with a
1.25 ERA at home.
Rangers starter Martin Perez (4-2) suffered his second straight loss
after recording back-to-back three-hit shutouts, giving up five runs
and seven hits in five innings. Shin-Soo Choo was 2-for-3 and scored
a run while Mitch Moreland had a pinch-hit RBI single in the ninth
inning for Texas.
Gonzalez doubled to begin the bottom of the second and Arenado
followed with a blast to left to keep alive the longest hitting
streak in the majors this year. Tulowitzki, who was named National
League Player of the Month and Player of the Week earlier in the
day, went the other way to right against Perez in the fifth for the
first of his two homers to make it 5-0.
Tulowitzki recorded his ninth home run of the year in the seventh to
improve to 28-for-47 at home. Drew Stubbs doubled ahead of both
Tulowitzki homers and also lifted a sacrifice fly in the eighth.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Tulowitzki also walked twice in five plate
appearances and is hitting .408. ... Lyles was given a chance to
record his second career complete game but was lifted when Rangers
3B Adrian Beltre led off the ninth with a base hit. ... Beltre went
2-for-4 and is batting .401 in 59 career games at Coors Field.
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