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Rockies top ChiSox in 13 on Wigginton's walkoff hit

Jun 29, 2011 - 7:02 AM Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Ty Wigginton's bloop single to center with two outs in the bottom of the 13th inning scored Troy Tulowitzki all the way from first base, giving Colorado a 3-2 win over the White Sox in the opener of a three-game interleague series from Coors Field.

The hit made a winner of Rex Brothers (1-0), who turned in a scoreless top of the 13th. The Rockies posted their first walkoff win of the season and their first extra-inning victory this year.

"It wasn't the best game numbers-wise," said Wigginton, who was 1-for-6 at the plate, "but it turned out a [win] and that's what matters."

Seth Smith paced Colorado's offense with two runs batted in.

Will Ohman (0-1) gave up the game-winning hit over his 1 1/3 relief frames.

Alexei Ramirez homered and Juan Pierre drove in the other run for the White Sox, who have lost three of four.

"I don't think we should feel bad for losing this game," said White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen.

Tulowitzki drew a one-out walk against Ohman, then after Smith fanned swinging, Wigginton managed to plant a ball between second base and center field. Tulowitzki, running all the way with two down, managed to slide into home plate a second ahead of the relay throw.

Things began on a brighter note for the visitors.

Ramirez clubbed his seventh homer of the season to put the White Sox on the board in the second.

Smith's RBI hit in the fourth evened the score, but Pierre's fifth-inning double scored Gordon Beckham put Chicago back on top.

Chris Nelson began the home sixth with a single, Todd Helton walked and runners were on the corners after a Tulowitzki fielder's choice. Smith then lofted a ball to center which easily plated Nelson for a 2-2 tie.

Nelson muted a Rox rally in the seventh, grounding out to short with a runner on third, then wasted a two-on, two-out situation in the 12th when he struck out on a check swing.

Game Notes

Rockies starter Jason Hammel lasted seven innings, allowing six hits and two runs with two walks, while White Sox starter Gavin Floyd worked seven frames and gave up two runs on six hits...Entering play, Colorado led all clubs with 17 homers in its last 10 games and had posted 10 straight games with at least one home run...The ChiSox fell to 46-21 in interleague action since 2008...The Rockies improved to 20-19 at home...Pierre finished with three hits, while Helton, Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon all hit safely twice.