Recap: Rockies 10, Pirates 1
Turning point: The Rockies opened the bottom of the first with adouble and single. Fowler scored when grounded into a double play. added a solo home later in the inning to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
At the plate: Troy Tulowitzki’s first-inning home run was his third of the homestand. In the seven games against the Cubs and Pirates, Tulowitzki was 12-for-30 (.400) with nine runs scored and 10 RBI . . . Clint Barmes, who busted out of a slump with three hits Wednesday night, added three more hits Thursday including his 17th home run . . . Dexter Fowler, back in the lineup after sitting out the past two games with a bruised knee, was 4-for-5 with three doubles and three runs scored . . .added two RBI with a double in the eighth inning . . . Todd Helton, whose 16-game hitting streak was snapped Wednesday when he was the only starting position player not to record a hit, again was the lone starter left out of the fun with an 0-for-4 day.
On the mound: Jason Marquis won his 13th game, his first win since July 19. Marquis allowed one run, three hits and three walks in seven innings and struck out six. The 13 wins is his highest total since 2006 when he went 14-16 with the St. Louis Cardinals . . .struck out two in a one-two-three eighth inning. In nine appearances since joining the Rockies, Betancourt has allowed just four baserunners — two hits and two walks — in 7 1/3 innings . . . Adam Eaton made his Rockies debut with a quiet ninth inning . . . Paul Maholm allowed 11 Rockies hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Numbers game: .271 batting average for Fowler, the highest it has been since May 25 when he was hitting .272.