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Recap: Rockies 11, Diamondbacks 2
Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Date: February 23, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
  

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki waited quite a while to get back in the box.

Tulowitzki got an RBI in his first at-bat of spring training, then singled the next time up Saturday as the Colorado Rockies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-2.

The two-time All-Star shortstop injured his groin last May 30 and had season-ending surgery on June 21.

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``There have been a lot of questions being asked before, how I felt. You can only answer that so much,' Tulowitzki said. ``You want to go out there and prove that you feel good. Today was a step in the right direction.'

Tulowitzki drove in a run with a grounder in the first inning and later got his first hit.

Josh Rutledge went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and scored twice for Colorado. He had a two-run single in the second and a two-run double during a three-run fourth.

Tim Wheeler and Kent Matthes each hit solo homers for the Rockies and Jonathan Herrera added three hits.

Arizona top prospect Tyler Skaggs allowed four runs and four hits in 1 2-3 innings. Two of the runs were unearned, set by his throwing error.

Skaggs, Patrick Corbin and Randall Delgado are competing for the final spot in the rotation.

``I felt good and threw the ball really well,' Skaggs said. ``I thought I set the bar. I threw a lot of strikes. The error didn't really help. I just rushed it a bit but overall it went really well.'

The 21-year-old lefty acquired by Arizona with Joe Saunders, Rafael Rodriguez and Corbin in a trade with the Angels in July 2010 for pitcher Dan Haren.

``He threw strikes, he threw good and had command of the strike zone,' Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. ``I told you guys early on that is what we are looking for the first time through.'

Drew Pomeranz started for the Rockies and allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.

NOTES: Corbin will start against the Rockies on Sunday and Delgado will pitch Monday against Kansas City. ... Arizona OF A.J. Pollock was a late scratch with abdominal tightness. ... Jeff Francis will start for the Rockies on Sunday. Also expecting to pitch are Juan Nicasio, who is returning to the mound after injuring his right knee last season, and Miguel Batista. At 42, Batista is the oldest player in the Rockies' camp and is with his 10th major league organization.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Rockies at Diamondbacks
Sat, Feb 23 Final 11 to 2
 Recaps
GAME 2
Diamondbacks at Rockies
Sun, Feb 24 Final 8 to 6
 Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  +110   -176    
 ARI  -130   +154   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL         
 ARI        
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 COL  n/a   n/a   n/a 
 ARI  n/a   n/a   n/a 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 Oct 3, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 2 Cover: +190 
 ARI 1 Under: 3 
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 Oct 2, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 3 Under: 8 
 ARI 5 Cover: +100 
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 Oct 1, 2012  Score  ATS Results 
 COL 7 Cover: +180 
 ARI 5 Over: 12 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Saturday, Feb 23
 
    Nationals at Mets
12:10 PM EDT
    Twins at Orioles
1:05 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Tigers
1:05 PM EDT
    Yankees at Braves
1:05 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Marlins
1:05 PM EDT
    Astros at Phillies
1:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Royals
3:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Brewers
3:05 PM EDT
    Indians at Reds
3:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Dodgers
3:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Padres
3:05 PM EDT
    Rockies at Diamondbacks
3:10 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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