The Rockies had been held scoreless for 28 consecutive innings prior to Tulowitzki’s home run. Charlie Blackmon then added a two-run shot in the sixth.
The Cardinals lost for just the second time in 11 games.
“I definitely think it was a big hit and it took some pressure off Jorge,” Tulowitzkisaid. “He didn’t feel like he had to be perfect, even though he was real close to being perfect.” De La Rosa did not allow a hit until David Freese‘s two-out single in the seventh.