Colorado Rockies history: Troy Tulowitzki hits for the cycle

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies yells after turning a double play during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 18, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 18: Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies yells after turning a double play during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park July 18, 2015 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – JUNE 23: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies throws out a runner against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 23, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 10-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – JUNE 23: Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies throws out a runner against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Coors Field on June 23, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 10-5. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

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De La Rosa would allow a solo home run to Geovany Soto in the top of the sixth but nothing further would come in the inning for the Cubs.

Nothing further would come for the Rockies until the seventh inning. Leading off the inning was Tulo. He would still be facing Esmailin Caridad, who had been on in relief since the second inning, and on the sixth pitch of the at-bat, he would lace the ball down the left field line and make it to third for a triple. With that, the cycle was complete.

Three pitches later, Brad Hawpe would drive him in with a RBI double to make it 9-1 Rockies.

No more scoring came until the bottom of the eighth when Tulo, who had already completed the cycle, had another at bat and this time, it would be with the bases loaded and only one out against reliever Aaron Heilman. He would hit a grounder back up the middle for a base hit scoring Omar Quintanilla (who came on as a pinch hitter to begin the inning) and Spilborghs to make it 11-1. Tulo would finish the night going 5-for-5 with the cycle as well as another single and seven RBI.

The Cubs would make it interesting in the top of the ninth as they would score four runs off Rockies closer Huston Street but Joe Beimel was able to shut the door and hold on to the Rockies win by a score of 11-5.

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