Posted: Jun 17, 2011 10:16 PM by Lee Douglas
DENVER (AP) - Chris Nelson hit his first major league home run during a six-run second inning and Carlos Gonzalez homered and doubled to drive in four runs, helping the Colorado Rockies beat the Detroit Tigers 13-6 Friday night.
Rookie Charlie Blackmon added four hits and two RBIs, helping to fuel the Rockies' second-highest scoring output of the season and improve their winning percentage in interleague competition to .620 (49-30) since 2006, tops in the NL in that span.
Jason Hammel (4-6) weathered Johnny Peralta's grand slam in the sixth to win for the first time since April 30, snapping a string of five consecutive losing decisions. He allowed six runs on eight hits in 6 1-3 innings and walked four with two strikeouts.
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