Jun 18, 2011 12:16 AM by Lee Douglas

Rox explode for Interleague win over Tigers

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.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)




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