Rox follow CarGo’s lead to four-game sweep; Tulo placed on DL

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By Trey Scott |

DENVER — The Rockies capped their four-game series against Houston in impressive fashion, igniting for nine quick runs in the first two innings on their way to an 11-5 win and their only sweep of the year in front of 31,799 at Coors Field on Thursday night.

Carlos Gonzalez delivered the opening shot with a three-run homer off Bud Norris (5-2, 4.52 ERA) in the first — his fourth homer in as many at-bats, setting a team record and making him the 22nd player in Major League history to accomplish the feat and the first since Albert Pujols did it in 2006. Gonzalez also knocked a double and a single and scored another run after he was intentionally walked and then brought home by a Michael Cuddyer double in the second. MORE>>>

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The Colorado Rockies placed infielder Troy Tulowitzki on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left groin.

Results are pending for an MRI Tulowitzki underwent Thursday.

“I don’t want him to have to play careful. If he tears a groin you’re looking at being out for two-and-a-half months,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy told The Denver Post.

Tulowitzki is on a nine game hit-streak with 13 RBI’s in the last seven games. 

This is Tulowitzki’s first stint on the disabled list since June 2010.

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