In the top of the first inning, even though Theriot singled and De La Rosa walked both Lee and Soto, he got out of the inning unscathed as he stranded the bases loaded.
In the bottom of the first inning, with two outs, Todd Helton would single to left field. Four pitches later, Troy Tulowitzki would accomplish the home run part of the cycle as he would hit a two-run homer off of Gorzelanny to make it 2-0 Rockies.
De La Rosa would strand the bases loaded again in the second inning but again, the Cubs could not deliver with a run. In the bottom of the inning, the Rockies would blow the game wide open as Clint Barmes hit a solo home run followed by RBI single by Dexter Fowler three batters later. That would make it 4-0 Rockies and knock Gorzelanny out of the game.
Esmailin Caridad would come on in “relief” but in name only. Three batters later, Troy Tulowitzki would make it half way to the cycle with a two-run single to drive in De La Rosa and Fowler to make it 6-0.
Each pitcher would face the minimum until the bottom of the fourth. De La Rosa and Fowler would each strike out to begin the inning but after singles by Spilborghs and Helton and a pick-off throwing error by Caridad that scored Spilborghs and advanced Helton to third, Tulo came up in the clutch again as he hit an RBI double to make it 8-0 Rockies. He would be three-quarters of the way to the cycle before the fourth inning was even complete. He also already had five RBI.