DENVER (Ticker) -- Chin-Hui Tsao's major league debut did not start well. But it got considerably better.
Tsao, the first Taiwanese pitcher in major league history, gave up a homer to the first batter he faced but rebounded to notch the victory as the
posted a 7-3 triumph over the
Tsao (1-0) gave up a homer to former Rockies second baseman
on his second pitch of the game. But he settled down after that, and left with a 4-3 lead after 6 1/3 innings.
"I think I got a C," Tsao said through an interpreter. "I'll pitch better in the future."
A 22-year-old righthander, Tsao allowed eight hits and a walk, striking out five. He has not lost since a May 19 start for Class AA Tulsa.
Tsao has been one of the Rockies' top pitching prospects since he joined the organization in 1999.
"When I first came to this country, I thought I would be in the major leagues in two years," Tsao said. "I figured out the minor leagues were the right decision."
The Brewers got to Tsao in the second inning when Milwaukee starter
(0-1) helped his own cause with an RBI single. But the Brewers did not score again until the sixth, when former Rockie
John Vander Wal
"I was very pleased with (Tsao's) effort, especially after the second bullet he fired out there ended up in the left field bleachers," Rockies manager
said. "They scored two runs the rest of the game. The kid was very resilient, he was very focused. He made good pitches, he didn't lose his composure and gave us an opportunity to win."
The leadoff homer by Young was the 20th of his career. He also hit one for Colorado in the Rockies' first home game in 1993.
The Rockies got their licks in against Obermueller to take control of the game. Colorado got on the board in the second when
' single, allowing
In the fourth,
and Walker hit back-to-back homers. Wilson's homer, his 25th, was a two-run shot gave the Rockies a 3-2 lead.
Walker's homer was his first since July 1, a span of 59 at-bats, and 10th of the season.
In six innings, Obermueller allowed four runs - three earned - and five hits. In his first start since being acquired from Kansas City on July 2, the righthander struck out three and walked one.
"I'm pretty happy with my outing tonight, other than that one inning where they got the three runs," Obermueller said. "I felt I lost a little bit of the aggressiveness I had the first couple of innings and it will come back to haunt you and it did."
The Rockies tacked on three runs in the seventh on RBI doubles by
and a sacrifice fly by Walker.
Colorado has won five of its last six road games and rebounded from a road trip in which it lost six of eight to open the second half of the season.