Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/4/12

The Rockies got their fifth and final hit Tuesday with two out in the fourth inning. Their first hit was their biggest, a three-run homer with two out in the third by Tyler Colvin.

The home run, Colvin's 10th of the season and second in two games at St. Louis, wiped out the Cardinals' 2-0 lead, built by Matt Holliday's two-run homer in the first, and gave the Rockies a 3-2 win.

After that final hit in the fourth, an infield single by Marco Scutaro, 16 of the final 17 Rockies batters were retired. The exception was Chris Nelson, who walked with two out in the eighth.

"Unlike a lot of other situations this year, we won a game tonight with one swing of the bat," manager Jim Tracy said, "and our pitching staff made it stand up."

Colvin has six homers and 14 RBI in his career against the Cardinals, the most in each category against any opponent.

He led off Tuesday and has hit everywhere in the lineup except fourth and ninth. He started in center field for the 13th time but has also started at first base (three games), left field (five) and right field (15).

Overall, Colvin is hitting .304 with 10 homers and 35 RBI in 168 at-bats. And since June 9, he is hitting .364 (24-for-66) with three doubles, two triples, seven homers and 22 RBI.

His three-run homer came on an 0-2 changeup that Joe Kelly left up. Colvin summed up his recent success this way: "I'm just getting some good pitches to hit and not missing them."

The Rockies acquired Colvin and infielder DJ LeMahieu, who has played in 19 games for the Rockies this season but is currently at Triple-A Colorado Springs, from the Cubs on Dec. 8 for third baseman Ian Stewart, who is on the disabled list with a wrist injury, and minor league reliever Casey Weathers, who is having the same command issues at Double-A Tennessee as he did at the Double-A level last year in the Rockies organization.

Tracy said of Colvin, "He's a terrific find for us; there's no getting around that fact. He's made some adjustments offensively that have made him a dangerous offensive player again like he was a couple years ago in Chicago when he hit 20 home runs. His versatility is extremely intriguing. He's rediscovered himself. He knows what he's capable of, no question about it."

In 2010, Colvin hit 20 homers with 56 RBI in 358 at-bats for Cubs with a .254 average. Last year, he slumped to .150 in 206 at-bats with six homers and 20 RBI.

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