Colorado 8, St. Louis 2

Date - Sunday, May 12, 2013 2:15 PM
Location - Busch Stadium
Temperature - 60°
Umpires - Home Plate - Scott Barry, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Mike Everitt, Third Base - Marty Foster,
Attendance - 40881

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Colorado 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 3 0 8 11 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 20-17 11-7 9-10 W1
St. Louis 23-13 9-6 14-7 L1

Recap

Rockies 8, Cardinals 2: Jorge De La Rosa turned the tables on St. Louis with seven dominant innings as visiting Colorado avoided a three-game sweep.

The Rockies had managed a total of three hits off Cardinals pitchers while being shut out in the first two games of the series, but Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer and Charlie Blackmon added a two-run shot to spark the offense on Sunday. Reid Brignac doubled in two runs and Dexter Fowler chipped in with an RBI single for Colorado.

St. Louis rookie Shelby Miller gave up a leadoff hit before retiring 27 straight on Friday and Adam Wainwright took a no-hitter into the eighth inning for the Cardinals on Saturday. It was De La Rosa’s turn on Sunday, as the left-hander went the first 6 2/3 innings without yielding a hit.

David Freese broke up the no-hit bid with a single and Jon Jay followed with a double to provide St. Louis’ only real threat against him, but De La Rosa (4-3) got Pete Kozma to line out to end the inning. De La Rosa allowed just the two hits and walked three while striking out seven.

Tulowitzki, who struck out five times in the first two games of the series, followed back-to-back, two-out singles from Jordan Pacheco and Carlos Gonzalez in the third by driving Jaime Garcia’s 2-1 slider into the stands in left field. Blackmon took Garcia (4-2) out to the front row in right-center in the sixth.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Blackmon was making his first start after being recalled to replace Michael Cuddyer (neck), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list. … Garcia was charged with five runs and eight hits in six innings. The Rockies had been held to two or fewer runs in each of their previous five games. … St. Louis, which avoided the shutout with two runs in the ninth, lost for the second time in the last 11 games. The Cardinals will continue their homestand by welcoming the New York Mets for a four-game set on Monday.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Colorado   St. Louis
Jorge De La Rosa Player Jaime Garcia
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 6.0
7 Strikeouts 7
2 Hits 8
0.00 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Colorado   St. Louis
Carlos Gonzalez Player Matt Adams
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.667 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Colorado 11 2 20 .289 9 11 8 3 0 0
St. Louis 6 0 8 .188 11 9 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against NY Mets. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .609 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Chi. Cubs. The Rockies have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .500 after a loss.