Tulowitzki, Pomeranz debut for Rockies in win
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Troy Tulowitzki waited quite a while to get back in the box.
The two-time All-Star shortstop injured his groin last May 30 and had season-ending surgery on June 21.
"There have been a lot of questions being asked before, how I felt. You can only answer that so much," Tulowitzki said. "You want to go out there and prove that you feel good. Today was a step in the right direction."
Tulowitzki drove in a run with a grounder in the first inning and later got his first hit.
Josh Rutledge went 3 for 3 with four RBIs and scored twice for Colorado. He had a two-run single in the second and a two-run double during a three-run fourth.
Arizona top prospect Tyler Skaggs allowed four runs and four hits in 1 2-3 innings. Two of the runs were unearned, set by his throwing error.
"I felt good and threw the ball really well," Skaggs said. "I thought I set the bar. I threw a lot of strikes. The error didn't really help. I just rushed it a bit but overall it went really well."
"He threw strikes, he threw good and had command of the strike zone," Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said. "I told you guys early on that is what we are looking for the first time through."
Drew Pomeranz started for the Rockies and allowed two runs and three hits in two innings.
NOTES: Corbin will start against the Rockies on Sunday and Delgado will pitch Monday against Kansas City. ... Arizona OF A.J. Pollock was a late scratch with abdominal tightness. ... Jeff Francis will start for the Rockies on Sunday. Also expecting to pitch are Juan Nicasio, who is returning to the mound after injuring his right knee last season, and Miguel Batista. At 42, Batista is the oldest player in the Rockies' camp and is with his 10th major league organization.
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