Rockies 6, Cubs 3

DENVER (AP) - Troy Tulowitzki homered and also hit a go-ahead two-run double against Kerry Wood in the sixth to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday.

Wood (0-1), who hadn't given up a run in three relief appearances since coming off the DL on Aug. 3, took over for Sean Marshall to start the sixth with the game tied 3-3.

Wood walked Geronimo Gil and allowed a pinch-hit double to Ian Stewart before walking Kaz Matsui intentionally to load the bases. Tulowitzki then lined a double off the scoreboard in right and the Rockies took a 5-3 lead. Matt Holliday followed with an RBI ground out.

Wood allowed three runs and two hits and two walks in one inning and Chicago remained 1 1/2 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central.

Matt Herges (1-0) worked 2 2-3 scoreless innings of relief for the Rockies, who split the four-game series with the Cubs. Manny Corpas pitched the ninth for his ninth save.

Tulowitzki tied the game at 3 in the fifth with his 15th homer of the season, a line drive just inside the foul pole in left off Marshall. Tulowitzki finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs. His 15th home run of the year. Holliday had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who salvaged a split of the four-game series.

Colorado's Tim Harikkala, called up from Triple-A on Saturday, made his second career start and first since 1996 with Seattle. He allowed three runs and nine hits in 3 1-3 innings and had his first major league hit and RBI.

Marshall went five innings, allowing three runs on six hits and is winless in his last three starts.

Clint Barmes hit an RBI double and Harikkala had a run-scoring single off Marshall's glove in the second inning to give Colorado a 2-0 lead.

The Cubs chased Harikkala with three runs in the fourth inning. Harikkala, making his first major league appearance since June 16, 2005, with Oakland, allowed singles to Mark DeRosa, Mike Fonenot and Jason Kendall to start the inning.

Kendall's single drove in DeRosa, Felix Pie grounded out to first base to score Fontenot and Marshall singled to left on a 1-2 pitch. Herges replaced Harikkala after Theriot's RBI single and got Jacque Jones to hit into a double play.


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