LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit two more home runs, tying a modern major league record with 14 shots in a 15-game stretch, and the Colorado Rockies kept up their playoff push by routing the Los Angeles Dodgers 12-2 Saturday.
Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer in the first inning, doubled in the third and added another two-run homer in the fifth against rookie John Ely. Tulowitzki fouled out with the bases loaded in the eighth, but Melvin Mora hit a grand slam later in the inning.
Tulowitzki joined Albert Belle (1995) and Barry Bonds (2001) as the only players since 1900 to homer 14 times in a span of 15 games.
The Rockies began the day 1 1/2 games behind San Francisco in the NL West, and chasing for the wild card.
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