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Tulowitzki's rare unassisted triple play helps Colorado win

Tulowitzki's rare unassisted triple play helps Colorado win

Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki turned a rare unassisted triple play, and the Rockies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-7 on Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the 11th inning of a National League game on Sunday.
Kelly Johnson and Edgar Renteria singled for Atlanta in the seventh and were running on a 3-2 pitch when Tulowitzki caught Chipper Jones' line drive behind second base. The rookie stepped on the bag to double up Johnson and then tagged Renteria for the third out.
It was the 13th unassisted triple play in major league history and first since Rafael Furcal did it for the Braves in September 2003.
The Rockies rallied to avoid a three-game sweep. They scored twice in the ninth against closer Bob Wickman to tie it at 7. Holliday had an RBI infield single and Brad Hawpe drove in the tying run with a groundout.
Todd Helton drew his club-record fifth walk from Steve Colyer (0-1) in the 11th before Holliday homered to center. Denny Bautista (1-0) worked a scoreless inning for the win.
Scott Thorman went 4-for-4 with a homer and four RBIs for Atlanta.
Phillies 6, Marlins 1
At Philadelphia, Jamie Moyer took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning and combined with two relievers for a four-hitter in Philadelphia's win over Florida.
Moyer had faced the minimum 20 batters when Miguel Cabrera broke up the no-hitter with a two-out double in the seventh.
Moyer (3-1) struck out five and walked two in 7 1-3 shutout innings. He also went 2-for-3 with a double.
Jayson Werth made a key defensive play in left field and had a two-run single for the Phillies, who have won seven of their last nine games.
Mets 1, Nationals 0
At Washington, John Maine pitched seven sharp innings and Carlos Beltran homered for one of New York's three hits in a victory over Washington.
Maine (4-0) struck out a career-high eight and allowed three hits in lowering his ERA to 1.35.
Aaron Heilman, Scott Schoeneweis and Billy Wagner finished the six-hitter. Schoeneweis got out of a two-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth by getting Ryan Church to ground out to first, and Wagner pitched the ninth for his fourth save in four chances.
Beltran's fifth homer came off starter Jason Bergmann (0-2), who was still searching for his first major league win since September 2005 despite a 2.79 ERA this year.
Brewers 3, Astros 1
At Houston, Geoff Jenkins homered and Claudio Vargas pitched out of bases-loaded jams in three straight innings to lead Milwaukee past Houston.
Tony Graffanino and J.J. Hardy also drove in runs for the Brewers, who won a three-game series in Houston for the first time since 1997.
Vargas (2-0) gave up four hits and five walks in five shutout innings, toughening up whenever the Astros threatened to score. Francisco Cordero shut out Houston in the ninth for his 10th save in 10 chances this season.
Woody Williams (0-4) allowed five hits and walked two, losing for the second time in two starts as an Astro in his hometown.
Reds 9, Pirates 5
At Pittsburgh, Edwin Encarnacion's bases-loaded triple keyed Cincinnati's comeback from an early three-run deficit and Aaron Harang settled down to maintain his dominance of Pittsburgh.
Adam Dunn added a two-run homer and Brandon Phillips drove in two runs for the Reds.
Harang (4-0) benefited from the offensive support, even contributing a run-scoring single in a five-run fourth that turned a 4-1 Reds deficit into a 6-4 lead. The big inning came against starter Paul Maholm (1-3).
Diamondbacks 5, Giants 4
At Phoenix, Orlando Hudson hit a tiebreaking two-run double in the seventh inning and Arizona won its fifth straight with a victory over San Francisco.
Hudson went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and Brandon Medders (1-0) earned the victory with a scoreless seventh inning.
Randy Johnson, making his second start since October back surgery, allowed two earned runs and seven hits in six innings for the Diamondbacks.
The Diamondbacks completed a three-game sweep of San Francisco one week after the Giants swept them in the Bay Area.
Ray Durham went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs for the Giants.
Dodgers 5, Padres 4, 17 innings
At San Diego, Brady Clark hit a go-ahead double in the 17th inning and Los Angeles won the longest game in Petco Park's four-year history.
It also was the longest game in the major leagues this season, lasting 4 hours, 55 minutes.
Clark's double into the left-field corner off rookie Justin Hampson scored Wilson Valdez from first base with an unearned run. Valdez reached on a bunt when Pete Laforest, a third-string catcher who was playing first base, committed an error by letting a throw from catcher Rob Bowen hit off the top of his glove.
Until then, the Dodgers hadn't scored in 14 1-3 innings, since Jeff Kent and Luis Gonzalez hit consecutive home runs off David Wells with one out in the third to take a 4-1 lead.
The Padres tied it at 4 in the seventh on Marcus Giles' one-out single that scored Geoff Blum. By the end, maybe a quarter of the sellout crowd of 44,028 was left.


Updated : 2021-05-14 15:45 GMT+08:00