SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Troy Tulowitzki hit two long home runs, Jorge De La Rosa improved in his second start and the Colorado Rockies beat a Los Angeles Angels’ split squad 7-2 Friday.
Tulowitzki hit the first pitch he saw from Joe Blanton halfway up the sloping lawn beyond left field in the first inning. His two-run homer to left in the third went farther, bouncing onto the concourse.
Mike McKenry added a solo homer and Josh Rutledge a two-run drive off Blanton, who gave up seven runs and eight hits before he was lifted with two outs in the fourth.
De La Rosa allowed one run and three hits in three innings. He gave up four runs and didn’t get out of the second inning in his first start.