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SS Troy Tulowitzki gets 1,000th hit; 78th active player to do it

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DENVER - Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki singled up the middle in the seventh inning Saturday night against the New York Mets for his 1,000th career hit.

Tulowitzki, who is in his ninth year in the big leagues, became the fifth Rockies player with 1,000 hits and the 78th active player to reach that milestone.

The milestone hit came off reliever Daisuke Matsuzaka. The feat was announced over the public address system and the crowd at Coors Field responded with a standing ovation for Tulowitzki.

He acknowledged the tribute as he stood on first base, tipping his batting helmet to the crowd.

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