In a game of catch as catch can at the Coors Field hot corner Tuesday night, Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre, one of baseball's best at the position, got caught in a fifth-inning shift edging toward shortstop.

And when Colorado's Carlos Gonzalez hit a sharp grounder down the line at third, Beltre, well out of diving range, threw his glove at the ball.

It was like tossing a leather dart at a moving board. It didn't work. But this was the length Beltre went to in trying to outpace his Rockies counterpart, 23-year-old Nolan Arenado, in a collection of two-sided highlight plays too big for a single reel.

And even then, all the fancy fielding was pounded down by the Rockies' ridiculous offense. Colorado rolled again behind another over-the-top hitting night from Troy Tulowitzki and a five-hit game from Gonzalez to rout the visiting Rangers for the second time in two nights, 12-1 this time.

The Rockies (21-14), who finished with a season-high 21 hits, have won nine of their last 12 games, with the second half of a four-game, home-and-home series with the Rangers continuing Wednesday night at Texas.

While the corner fielders were showing off Gold Glove-worthy web work, Troy Tulowitzki continued his dominance of opposing pitchers. He went 3-for-4 to up his average to a league-leading .421. Tulowitzki also leads the majors in on-base percentage (.526) and slugging percentage (.794), and he's third with 30 RBIs.

His line drive in the third inning nearly took off baserunner Drew Stubbs' head at second base. And his liner to shortstop Elvis Andrus in the fifth may have been the hardest-hit out of the season.