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Tulo, Atkins power Rockies to win

Tulo, Atkins power Rockies to win

at Tempe, Ariz.
Thursday, March 27

Rockies at the plate: Troy Tulowitzki knocked his sixth home run -- the most during Cactus League play for a Rockies player since Todd Helton parked that many in 2004 -- and Garrett Atkins stroked his first homer, a two-run shot.

Angels at the plate: Reggie Willits had a single and a steal, and Jeff Mathis doubled and tripled.

Rockies on the mound: Right-hander Kip Wells, who will begin the season in the bullpen, gave up one run in three innings, with two strikeouts and no walks.

Angels on the mound: Right-hander Nick Green, a Texas League All-Star at Double-A Arkansas last season, went five innings and gave up four hits and three runs -- all on the Tulowitzki and Atkins homers.

Cactus League records: Rockies 13-12, Angels 18-9.

Up next for the Rockies: Left-hander Micah Bowie will try to cap his impressive Spring Training on Friday night when he starts against the D-backs in an exhibition game at Chase Field.

Up next for the Angels: Lefty Joe Saunders will start against the Padres at PETCO Park in an exhibition contest on Friday.

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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