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• A surprise greeted the Rockies on Sunday morning -- usual cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki was batting third in a switch with Carlos Gonzalez, who leads the National League with 26 home runs.

It turned out there was no special strategy. The Rockies started left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon in right field -- as Michael Cuddyer moved from right to first base and Todd Helton rested -- and put him in the No. 2 slot.

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• A surprise greeted the Rockies on Sunday morning -- usual cleanup hitter Troy Tulowitzki was batting third in a switch with Carlos Gonzalez, who leads the National League with 26 home runs.

It turned out there was no special strategy. The Rockies started left-handed-hitting Charlie Blackmon in right field -- as Michael Cuddyer moved from right to first base and Todd Helton rested -- and put him in the No. 2 slot.

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"I just wanted to split up the lefties," Walt Weiss said. "A lot of it just depends on our lineup that particular day. That's not something I'm committed to. Either guy could hit three or four. For me, it's not that big of a deal."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Hardball in the Rockies, and follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.

 

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