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Rockies ride five-run sixth over Brewers

Aug 8, 2007 - 5:21 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- Troy Tulowitzki and Ryan Spilborghs helped continue Chris Capuano's miserable stretch.

Tulowitzki homered and Spilborghs hit an RBI double to highlight a five-run sixth inning and Todd Helton blasted two home runs as the Colorado Rockies cruised to an 11-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday.

Just when it looked like Capuano (5-9) would notch his first win in three months, it all fell apart for the tough-luck lefthander.

Tulowitzki started the rally by leading off the sixth with a solo home run to center field off Capuano to cut the Brewers' lead to 3-1.

"It seemed like he was throwing his changeup pretty good, but I made some adjustments," Tulowitzki said. "After that it seemed like we got some pitches."

Matt Holliday and Helton followed with singles and Garrett Atkins continued his recent hot streak with an RBI single to chase Capuano and cut the deficit to 3-2.

"I don't think they were particularly bad pitches, on the home run he hit the ball well there," Capuano said.

Carlos Villanueva relieved Capuano and promptly gave up an RBI double to Spilborghs to tie the score, 3-3, before Milwaukee even recorded an out.

The 27-year-old Spilborghs, who homered twice on Sunday, is batting .478 (22-for-46) with 35 RBI with runners in scoring position this year.

After Villanueva issued Brad Hawpe an intentional pass and got Yorvit Torrealba to pop out, Cory Sullivan gave the Rockies a 4-3 advantage on an infield single, which kept the bases loaded.

Jamie Carroll's RBI groundout, which scored Spilborghs, capped the rally and gave Colorado a 5-3 lead.

The 28-year-old Capuano has lost nine consecutive decisions dating to May 7 and the Brewers have dropped 14 consecutive games with him on the mound. He yielded four runs and seven hits with three walks and three strikeouts over six-plus innings.

"I'm not happy about it, I'm pissed off," Capuano said. "I'm not going to put my head down, I'm going to fight and try to win every time out, what else can I do."

Helton blasted a solo home run in the seventh and added a three-run shot in the eighth for his first multi-homer performance of the season to give the Rockies an 11-3 lead.

"That's a good win tonight," Helton said. "That's a tough pitcher on the mound and we had three hits through five innings and to be able to come back and score all those runs was great."

The 33-year-old cleanup hitter, who had not homered in his previous 16 games, last hit two blasts in a game on September 2, 2005.

Jason Hirsh (5-7) pitched well in his second start since a stint on the disabled list, allowing just three runs and three hits with two walks.

"I know I didn't have my greatest velocity but I was able to get the ball down and then the hit attack started so I think it worked out pretty well for us," Hirsh said.

Johnny Estrada, Corey Hart and Bill Hall each delivered RBI sacrifice flies to stake Milwaukee to a 3-0 advantage.

Colorado has won four consecutive home games.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 6 1
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 5 x 11 15 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIL - CHRIS CAPUANO, CARLOS VILLANUEVA (6TH), SCOTT LINEBRINK (7TH),
    BRIAN SHOUSE (8TH), CHRIS SPURLING (8TH), MATT WISE (8TH) AND
    JOHNNY ESTRADA
    COL - JASON HIRSH

    Aug 8 12:03 AM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GEOFF JENKINS SCORED BILL HALL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G JENKINS ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    COLORADO 11 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J ESTRADA (.285, 0-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:58 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY TODD HELTON (11) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF CHRIS SPURLING SCORED JEFF BAKER AND JAMEY CARROLL.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, COLORADO 11
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.275, 2-FOR-3, BB, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:46 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY PRINCE FIELDER ALLOWED BRAD HAWPE AND YORVIT
    TORREALBA TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J CARROLL ON FIRST, J BAKER ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.275, 2-FOR-3, BB, HR, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:40 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TODD HELTON (10) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF SCOTT LINEBRINK.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, COLORADO 6
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.275, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:14 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY JAMEY CARROLL SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, J CARROLL ON FIRST, B HAWPE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.275, 2-FOR-2, BB, HR, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:02 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CORY SULLIVAN SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, C SULLIVAN ON FIRST, B HAWPE ON SECOND, R
    SPILBORGHS ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J CARROLL (.235, 0-FOR-3)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 11:00 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY RYAN SPILBORGHS SCORED TODD HELTON.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, R SPILBORGHS ON SECOND, G ATKINS ON THIRD, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 3 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.289, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 10:55 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON FIRST, T HELTON ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 2 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: R SPILBORGHS (.328, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 10:49 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TROY TULOWITZKI (13) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF CHRIS CAPUANO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3, COLORADO 1
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.339, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 10:44 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY BILL HALL SCORED PRINCE FIELDER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: G JENKINS (.271, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 10:39 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY COREY HART SCORED CRAIG COUNSELL.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.270, 1-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 10:25 PM


  • NL
    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JOHNNY ESTRADA SCORED PRINCE FIELDER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G JENKINS ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 1
    COLORADO 0 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: C COUNSELL (.234, 3 HR, 19 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 7 9:48 PM