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Tulo backs Chatwood and Rockies pound Phillies

5 photos photo - Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mario Hollands during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey) + caption
Colorado Rockies' Troy Tulowitzki hits an RBI-single off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Mario Hollands during the sixth inning of a baseball game on Friday, April 18, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
The Associated Press Updated: April 18, 2014 at 9:54 pm

DENVER — Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run home run after No. 3 hitter Carlos Gonzalez was intentionally walked in front of him, Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia Phillies 12-1 Friday night.

Tulowitzki went 3 for 3 on the night, drove in five runs and drew a key walk during the Rockies' four-run first inning. Drew Stubbs and Charlie Blackmon added three hits apiece. The 18 hits represented a season high for the Rockies and their run total matched a season high.

Chatwood (1-0), who missed the first two weeks of the season with a left hamstring strain, allowed one unearned run on two hits in his second start of the season and first at home.

Phillies starter Jonathan Pettibone (0-1) went four innings and allowed eight runs on nine hits.

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