Tulowitzki’s knee injury looms large as Rockies lose to Giants

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SAN FRANCISCO — It should have been Troy Tulowitzki at the plate, but it wasn’t.

Sidelined in a freak accident just minutes before, the Rockies’ star shortstop could only watch helplessly as Chris Nelson took the plate with the bases loaded, down by one with two outs in the ninth inning.

We’ll never know what Tulowitzki might have done with the crucial at-bat, but we know what Nelson did. He grounded out to third base, sending the Rockies to a 3-2 defeat against the Giants, their ninth loss in 10 contests.

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