By DAVE SKRETTA   AP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) _ Hot-hitting Troy Tulowitzki belted his major
league-leading seventh homer during the second game of a
doubleheader, and the Colorado Rockies pounded the New York Mets
9-4 on Thursday to wrap up a four-game series sweep.

Tulowitzki also homered in the opener before the Rockies’
bullpen held on in a wild ninth inning for a 6-5 victory. The
sweet-swinging shortstop terrorized New York pitching all series,
going deep each game and finishing 10 for 16 with eight RBIs.

The Rockies (10-2), off to the best start in franchise history,
have won five straight and 10 of 11 overall, the lone defeat coming
against Pittsburgh in extra innings.

The Mets (4-9) are headed the other way, losing five straight
and eight of nine.

Greg Reynolds (1-0) won Game 1 despite a couple shaky innings,
and Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) held on long enough in the second game
for the Rockies’ offense to deliver his win.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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