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Jorge De La Rosa, Troy Tulowitzki, Wilin Rosario lead Rockies past Phillies 5-3

The Associated Press - Published: August 20, 2013

PHILADELPHIA - Troy Tulowitzki and Wilin Rosario homered to lead the Colorado Rockies past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Jorge De La Rosa (13-6) pitched into the seventh to win his third straight start. Dexter Fowler also drove in a run to help the Rockies jump out to a 5-0 lead.

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado made a fantastic backhanded stop and in-the-air throw to first in the seventh inning to rob Jimmy Rollins of a run-scoring hit.

Rafael Betancourt tossed a scoreless ninth for his 16th save.

Tyler Cloyd (2-3) allowed five runs in six innings in his first major league start since June 12.

Recalled after last night's game to make the start, Cloyd was coming off consecutive complete games in the minors. Against the Rockies, Cloyd was hit hard from the start.

Tulowitzki's second homer in two games was a two-run shot deep into the left-field seats. Phillies outfielder Dom Brown never moved as the ball soared high over his head.

Michael Cuddyer followed Tulowitzki's 22nd homer with a double. He moved up on a grounder and scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-0 in the first inning.

Fowler added an RBI single in the second, and Rosario extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a two-out drive in the third.

Staked to a 5-0 lead, De La Rosa allowed three runs in the third. Chase Utley had an RBI single to right and Brown added a sacrifice fly.

De La Rosa walked three and struck out three in 6 1-3 innings.

Jonathan Herrera entered in the seventh with two runners on and two outs and Rollins at bat. Rollins then sent a grounder down the third base line that looked as if it was headed for extra bases.

Arenado backhanded the ball, his momentum carried him into foul territory and he whirled in the air to one-hop the throw toward first baseman Todd Helton. Helton made a sweeping tag of the slow-starting Rollins for the third out to preserve the two-run lead.

The Phillies beat the Rockies on Monday night to snap a skid of 26 games without consecutive wins, the longest drought since a 49-game stretch in 1997. But the offensive woes that have plagued the Phillies for most of the season returned and they had only three hits against De La Rosa and three relievers.

NOTES: Phillies RHP Roy Halladay allowed two runs in six innings for Class-A Lakewood in his second rehab start. ... Helton celebrated his 40th birthday. ... Phillies assistant GM Scott Proefrock said RHP John Lannan is out for the season and will need surgery on his left knee. 1B Ryan Howard (knee) can start baseball activities on Thursday. Injured pitchers Mike Adams, Jeremy Horst, Joe Savery and Mike Stutes are all making progress. OF Ben Revere (foot) is off crutches. ... Colorado sends RHP Juan Nicasio (7-6, 4.94 ERA) the mound Wednesday against Philadelphia's Cliff Lee (10-6, 3.19 ERA).

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