DENVER (CBS/AP) – Troy Tulowitzki drove in four runs, including a tying two-run single in Colorado’s five-run seventh inning, and the Rockies rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-7 Thursday night.
Tulowitzki delivered against Mike MacDougal and pinch-hitter Jason Giambi drew a bases-loaded walk to break the 7-7 tie as the Rockies sent 11 batters to the plate in the seventh.
With the rally, Matt Reynolds stood to get the win, but because he was ineffective — three earned runs and four hits in one inning, the official scorer gave the victory to Rafael Betancourt (2-0), who pitched a perfect eighth.
Scott Elbert (0-1) recorded just one out while picking up the loss, yielding two earned runs and a hit.
Matt Kemp slugged his league-leading 18th HR, tripled and doubled before striking out as the tying run in the 9th inning against Huston Street.
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