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Torrealba's hit wins it in 12th for Rockies

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 24, 2013 at 7:43 pm •  Published: April 24, 2013

DENVER (AP) — Wilin Rosario failed to come through in the ninth. He got to come home in the 12th as a consolation prize.

He scored from second on Yorvit Torrealba's single to left and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-5 in 12 innings on Wednesday.

"I got the opportunity to win the game and I struck out against one of the best closers we have in the National League," he said.

Rosario redeemed himself for whiffing against Craig Kimbrel when he led off the 12th with a double to left against Luis Ayala (1-1). After Cuddyer was intentionally walked, Belisle, who had to bat with no one else available on the bench, struck out on a bunt attempt.

Torrealba ripped a single to left, and Upton's throw home was wide as Rosario slid in with the winning run.

"When I got the double I said we've got it because we need one hit and I was 100 percent sure I was going to score," Rosario said.

The Rockies used all available position players and by the 11th inning Torrealba, a catcher, was playing first base. He had one assist in two innings before delivering the game-winning hit.

"Usually in winter ball I just played first, but I also played once last year when I was with the Toronto Blue Jays," he said. "Still, it's not my position so I was a little bit nervous."

Michael Cuddyer and Josh Rutledge homered for the Rockies, who ended a three-game skid behind one-hit pitching by the bullpen over the last six innings. Matt Belisle (1-1), the fourth reliever used by Colorado, pitched two perfect innings.

The Rockies rallied off Kimbrel in the ninth to deny Tim Hudson his 200th career win. Dexter Fowler hit a tying double off the wall in left with two outs. Jonathan Herrera hit a one-out double and pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki followed with a single before Eric Young Jr. struck out.

Hudson looked set for his milestone win after he allowed three runs on six hits in six innings, struck out three and helped out with an RBI single in the fourth.

It was 48 degrees at first pitch, more than double Tuesday's 23-degree start to the doubleheader. Sunshine bathed Coors Field in the final game of a 10-game homestand that included three postponements due to snow.

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