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Rockies 8, Whire Sox 1

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DENVER -- If this was Jordan Lyle's final start for the Colorado Rockies for a while, it certainly was memorable.

The Rockies beat the Chicago White Sox 8-1 on Monday as Lyles allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. He also went 3-for-3 with two RBIs, becoming the first Rockies pitcher to go 3-for-3 in a game since Brian Bohannon did it on July 20, 2001.

Tyler Chatwood (left hamstring strain) is scheduled to make a rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Colorado Springs. Barring a setback, he could return to the rotation Sunday when he is eligible to come off the disabled list and start at San Francisco against the Giants. Lyles (2-0) was scheduled to open the season at Triple-A Colorado Springs. But he replaced Chatwood in the rotation when Chatwood opened the season on the disabled list and could again be optioned back to Triple-A to make room for Chatwood.

Left fielder Carlos Gonzalez and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who went 3-for-3, homered for the Rockies, who scored in four of the first five innings and broke the game open with a three-run fifth that included run-scoring singles by DJ LeMahieu and Lyles and Charlie Blackmon's sacrifice fly.

White Sox starter Felipe Paulino was not drawing on good history when he took the mound at Coors Field. He made 18 relief appearances for the Rockies in 2011, going 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA before they sold him to Kansas City in late May. That 7.36 ERA also was Paulino's career mark at Coors Field in nine games, including two starts.

Paulino lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up six runs.

Meanwhile, Rockies Lyles pitched scoreless baseball through six innings. He yielded an RBI double to shortstop Alexei Ramirez in the seventh before being taken out of the game.

Paulino gave up one run in each of the first three innings. He loaded the bases in the third with one out on a walk and two singles. Catcher Wilin Rosario singled, the ball deflecting off Paulino to second baseman Marcus Semien.

Gonzalez hit his third homer in the first on a 1-2 slider that hung over the middle of the plate. More mistakes by Paulino led to a run in the second. He walked No. 8 hitter LeMahieu with two out and gave up a run-scoring double to Lyles.

Lyles held the White Sox hitless until Semien singled with one out in the fourth.

Lyles greeted reliever Daniel Webb with a run-scoring single in Colorado's three-run fifth.

Notes: Rockies LHP Boone Logan (left elbow inflammation) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. To make room for him on the 25-man roster, OF Corey Dickerson was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs. The move leaves the Rockies with 13 pitchers...Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez's homer in the first extended his hitting streak to eight games...Rockies CF Charlie Blackmon was named National League Co-Player of the Week along with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez. Blackmon hit .542 (13-for-24) last week in seven games with a .560 on-base percentage...RHP Tommy Hanson signed a minor league contract with the White Sox and will go to their extended spring training program in Glendale, Ariz., before reporting to Triple-A Charlotte. The Texas Rangers released Hanson, 27, at the end of spring training...White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he might play Adam Dunn in left field on Wednesday to get another left-handed bat in the lineup.
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