Tyler Chatwood pitched seven strong innings and hit a two-run double to help the Rockies break out offensively, leading Colorado to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Todd Helton and Nolan Arenado each had two hits and an RBI for the Rockies, who had scored an NL-low 58 runs in their 20 previous games in July.
Chatwood (7-3) allowed two runs on six hits and struck out the side in the first inning, finishing with a career-high 11 strikeouts on the night. He has been especially effective at hitter-friendly Coors Field, going 4-1 with a 3.47 ERA in eight home starts this season.
The Rockies' bats came alive against one of the Brewers' top pitchers in recent weeks, Wily Peralta, who entered 3-1 with an 0.87 ERA in his previous six starts.
Peralta (7-10) allowed eight runs - five earned - and seven hits in 3 2-3 innings as the Rockies batted around during four-run innings in the second and fourth. He walked three and struck out two.
The Rockies loaded the bas...