Rockies cut Dodgers lead to two games

By: By Arnie Stapleton - AP Sports Writer Email
By: By Arnie Stapleton - AP Sports Writer Email

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki lined a fastball into center field off James McDonald with one out and the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Colorado Rockies a wild, 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a crucial three-game series Tuesday night.

Matt Herges (1-0) picked up with win with a perfect 10th as the Rockies, who trailed the Dodgers by 15.5 games on June, 3 sliced L.A.'s lead in the NL West to just two games.

Colorado (72-54), the NL Wild-Card leader, moved 18 games over .500 for the first time in their history, besting the 90-73 mark they had after beating San Diego in the one-game playoff on their way to the 2007 NL Pennant.

(Copyright 2009 By The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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