SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to miss a couple of days with a bruised left calf after being hit by a pitch in the Rockies' 6-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Tulowitzki fell to the ground and clutched his leg after Arizona starter Wade Miley hit him with a fastball with two outs in the fourth. He limped to first before leaving the game.
X-rays were negative, but it was a scary moment for the Rockies, who have seen their three-time All-Star suffer numerous injuries.
"It hit him on the outside of the leg, so it didn't hit the bone or anything," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He won't be in there (Thursday), but I don't think it will be long."
Miley said he was trying to work Tulowitzki inside and it cut too far.
When asked if he thought Miley may have intentionally been throwing at Tulowitzki after Arizona slugger Mark Trumbo was hit in the top of the fourth, Weiss said, "I don't know."
Miley went five innings, allowing one run on four hits, including Michael McKenry's RBI double. He struck out five.
Aaron Hill had three hits, including a solo homer off Rockies starter Pedro Hernandez.
Miguel Montero had a two-run homer for Arizona and Paul Janish hit a solo shot for Colorado.
Miley said an inside fastball to Tulowitzki got away from him.
"I tried to go in on his first at-bat and left it out over the plate and he crushes it," Miley said of the shortstop's lineout to center in the second. "I got away with it. I just made sure I got it in and it just kind of cut off a little bit."
Trumbo had been hit by Tommy Kahnle in the top of the fourth. McKenry was later hit by Jimmie Sherfy.
When Colorado's Raul Hernandez threw behind Montero in the eighth, plate umpire Doug Eddings warned both dugouts.
"You never want your guys to get hit," Weiss said, "but stuff happens."
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