After six innings of baseball, the Colorado Rockies hold a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the third inning, Todd Helton hit a three-run home run to put the Rockies in the lead, 5-4. It was a shot to right field, but it just barely made it over the wall. Helton now has 334 career home runs.
In the fourth inning, Troy Tulowitzki pulled a ball to left field for his second home run of the season, putting the Rockies up 7-4. The Rockies scored their two other runs in the first inning on a Carlos Gonzalez double and a Jose Lopez single.
The pitching hasn't been too good this afternoon. The Dodgers' Chad Billingsley was the first to leave, allowing five runs in three innings. Blake Hawksworth relieved him and gave up the Tulowitzki home run. The Rockies' Jason Hammel wasn't great, but he was better than Billinglsey. He finished his time with four runs allowed (two on solo home runs) and four walks in five innings. Franklin Morales made his debut and had a dominant first inning with two swinging strike outs and a pop out. He remained in the game for the seventh inning.