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Denver,  CO  (SportsNetwork.com) - Jordan Lyles  spun 6 2/3 strong innings and 
also  went 3-for-3  with a pair of RBI  to lead the Colorado Rockies to an 8-1 
win  over the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a three-game interleague set 
at Coors Field. 

Lyles  (2-0) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out four to pick 
up the win. 

Troy  Tulowitzki went 3-for-3 with a solo homer and two runs scored and Carlos 
Gonzalez  added  two hits and a  homer for the  Rockies, who took two of three 
from the Diamondbacks over the weekend. 

Alexei  Ramirez drove in the lone run for the White Sox, who have dropped four 
of their last five games. 

Felipe  Paulino (0-1)  allowed six runs on  nine hits and four walks in just 4 
1/3 innings to saddle the loss. 

The Rockies pushed a run across in each of the first three innings. 

Gonzalez  fell behind 1-2 in the first inning, but crushed a hanging slider to 
right field for a 1-0 lead. 

"I've been on deck for a lot of his home runs, obviously, and that one got out 
quicker than any one that I've ever seen," Tulowitzki said of Gonzalez's 
homer. 

Lyles  helped  his cause in the  second after stroking a double to left-center 
field. D.J. LeMahieu worked a two-out walk before Lyle laced a double into the 
gap to give the hosts a 2-0 lead. 

With  the bases  loaded and one out  in the third, Wilin Rosario ripped one up 
the  middle  that was deflected  by Paulino and  beat Marcus Semien's throw to 
first to score Michael Cuddyer. 

The  Rockies broke the game open with a three-run fifth inning. With the bases 
loaded and one out, LeMahieu smoked a base hit to right to score Tulowitzki. 

Daniel  Webb replaced  Paulino on the mound and immediately surrendered an RBI 
single  to  Lyles. Charlie Blackmon  followed with a  sacrifice fly to left to 
plate Nolan Arenado. 

Tulowitzki led off the sixth with a homer for a 7-0 lead. 

Chicago  finally  got on  the board  in the seventh  when Ramirez doubled home 
Avisail Garcia. 

Cuddyer  scored  on Semien's fielding  error in the  eighth to account for the 
final difference. 

"At one point their pitcher is outhitting us," Chicago manager Robin Ventura 
said. "That's never a good sign. We need to be a lot better than that." 

                                   Game Notes 

The  Rockies  were 6-for-14 with runners  in scoring position ... Gonzalez has 
three  homers  this season ... Tulowitzki's  homer was his first of the season 
...  All three White Sox pitchers allowed  at least one run ... The White So
were 1-for-5 with RISP. 

 
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