Rockies bats heat up; Tulowitzki to return Tuesday

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The Colorado Rockies, scuffling for much of the season and currently in fourth place in the NL West (33-30) are getting a nice boost for Tuesday’s series opener against the Minnesota Twins as shortstop Troy Tulowitzki is expected to return to the lineup.

Tulowitzki, one of the Rockies more consistent bats this season (.307/.373/.489) missed the last two days with a groin strain, but tells Troy Renck of the Denver Post that “it feels good,” and he expects to play Tuesday.

Tulo’s return, in addition to the improved hitting of late from Todd Helton and Ryan Spilborghs, gives the Rockies, as Renck writes, “their most powerful lineup to date.”

Many folks had the Rockies winning the NL West this season, but they have largely disappointed so far. Are they beginning to turn the corner?

“I hope,” Tulowitzki said. “You just never know.”

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