Denver, CO (Sports Network) - Nolan Arenado hit a grand slam as the Colorado Rockies edged the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-3, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Troy Tulowitzki was a perfect 3-for-3 and drove in three runs and Carlos Gonzalez smashed a solo shot for the Rockies, who even the series at 1-1. Starter Jon Garland (3-2) gave up three runs on seven hits and a walk over five frames in the victory.
Kelly Johnson had two RBI and James Loney drove in one run for the Rays.
Yunel Escobar was taken out in the second inning, after taking a pitch by Garland to the left wrist. He was replaced by Ryan Roberts, who manned second base, and Ben Zobrist moved from second to short.
Rays starter David Price (1-3) surrendered nine runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings. Price was fined $1,000 by Major League Baseball on Thursday after tweeting about umpire Tom Hallion, who he accused of directing a profanity towards him during Sunday's 8-3 win against the White Sox.