On Thursday, the Rockies chased Cards standout Carlos Martinez early and scored throughout, but it wasn't enough in a 9-8 loss. After doing little offensively in Friday's 7-0 loss, Paulsen helped the Rockies open enough of a lead for starter Jorge De La Rosa.
Paulsen wasn't the only productive hitter. Charlie Blackmon tripled in the first and doubled in the third. Nolan Arenado, who had just one home run since going deep twice on June 27, added a two-run homer off Lynn in the third. DJ LeMahieu, who has quietly stayed among the National League batting leaders, went 2-for-5 to lift his batting average to .326.
Rockies manager Walt Weiss said, "[Cards righty Micahel] Wacha shut us down last night, but the other two games we've played really well, offensively. We've been playing really well offensively lately."