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Did Justin Bieber Help Save the Rockies?


The Major League Baseball season is quite long, but after the Colorado Rockies’ first two games last weekend, some fans had begun to worry: Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki—who signed a 10-year, multimillion dollar contract last year—hadn’t hit a good ball. That changed Tuesday night at Coors Field when he knocked a home run to center field that led the Rockies to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers (full game recap via Purple Row).

The game-changer for Tulo? A walk-up song switch from Katy Perry’s “Firework” to Justin Bieber’s “Baby” (Denver Post). It also helps when you have offensive backup from a guy like Chris Iannetta, Colorado’s starting catcher, who’s in a make-or-break season to hold on to his job. Perpetually underperforming, Iannetta has started 2011 on a tear, hitting .444 and claiming extra bases on three of his four hits ( Jhoulys Chacin was also key to last night’s win: The 23-year-old pitcher allowed just five hits and two walks in seven innings, and threw four strikeouts (Reuters).


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