Rockies Vs. Cardinals Final Score: Colorado Wins Pitching Duel 3-2

The Colorado Rockies didn't have a hit after the fourth inning on Tuesday night, but it didn't matter. The Rockies defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 at Busch Stadium. The win moves the Rockies to 31-49, while St. Louis falls to 42-39.

Rockies starter Jeff Francis allowed five hits and two earned runs over five innings to improve to 2-1.

The Cardinals started the scoring when Matt Holliday belted a two-run homer, his 14th of the year, in the first inning. The Rockies would answer when Tyler Colvin belted a three-run homer, who 10th of the season, in the third to give Colorado the lead for good.

St. Louis pitcher Joe Kelly allowed five hits and three runs (two earned) over six innings.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more in-depth coverage, visit Rockies blog Purple Row. For more baseball coverage, check out Baseball Nation as well as MLB Daily Dish.

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