The Rockies' post-Tulo era began with a 7-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on a steamy Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.

Playing in their first game since Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Rockies rode an impressive start by Yohan Flande and timely hits throughout their order to notch just their second road victory in their last nine games.

Flande notched the first victory of his big-league career.

For the Rockies, there was no apparent hangover from the Tulo trade, nor from the Cubs' 9-8 walk-off victory Monday night.

"We have done it all year, playing some of our best games after our toughest nights," manager Walt Weiss said. "We talked before the game today, and I had a feeling the guys would have a nice bounce-back game. That's exactly what we did."

Colorado struck quickly, scoring four runs in the first off overmatched Cubs rookie Dallas Beeler.

Charlie Blackmon opened the game with a double and scored on a subsequent double by DJ LeMahieu, who extended his career-best hitting streak to 18 games. LeMahieu, a former Cub, finished 3-for-4 with a walk, hiking his average to .324. During his streak, he's batting .444.