The Colorado Rockies are leading 7-4 against the Miami Marlins through five innings on Wednesday night thanks to a key three-run homer in the fifth inning by Troy Tulowitzki. The offense has come through early as the Rockies try to turn the tides during a rough start to the season.
The Rockies have had to come back from two deficits already in this game as starter Alex White has had mixed results so far. After a couple innings, the Marlins were able to jump out to a 3-0 lead, but the Rockies responded in the top of the fourth inning with three runs to tie the game.
The tie didn't last long, though, as the Marlins took back the lead with a two-out RBI single by Jose Reyes on a poorly played grounder by first baseman Jason Giambi in the fourth inning, the second iffy defensive play that Colorado has made already in the game. The mistakes certainly haven't helped White, who has given up four runs on eight hits already during his first five innings.
Despite having just five hits, the Rockies have managed to come up with their big knocks at good times. Tulowitzki's two-out, three-run homer is certainly a good example, as the Rockies managed to turn two singles, a walk and a homer into four runs during the fifth inning.