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2009-06-28 19:08:25

Aaron Cook scattered nine hits and allowed one run in eight innings Sunday, leading the Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 inter-league victory over Oakland. Sunday's win completed a three-game sweep and made Colorado 20-3 in its last 23 contests. Cook (8-3) was charged with the run after Kurt Suzuki led off the ninth with a single and then scored on Ryan Sweeney's RBI single off closer Huston Street. Street retired the next three batters in order to earn his 19th save -- his third this weekend...

2009-06-28 01:05:09

Brad Hawpe hit a home run in the first inning, one of four Colorado homers, as the Colorado Rockies beat Oakland 11-9 Saturday in an inter-league contest. Ian Stewart, Clint Barmes and Seth Smith each had solo homers for the Rockies, who have won 19 of their last 22 games. Jorge De La Rosa (4-7) got the win after going six innings and giving up two runs on five hits. Huston Street got his 18th save. Hawpe, whose homer was the 100th of his career, and Todd Helton each had two RBI. Paul...

2009-06-27 00:03:14

Todd Helton and Garrett Atkins drove in two runs each Friday and the Colorado Rockies resumed their recent surge with a 4-2 inter-league victory over Oakland. The Rockies ended a two-game losing streak that came after they had won 17 out of 18. They moved within 1 ½ games of San Francisco for the top spot in the National League wild-card race. Atkins doubled home a run in the first and the score remained 1-0 until the fifth, when Helton had a two-run single and Atkins...

2009-06-24 00:53:24

Bobby Abreu's two-run, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the eighth inning rallied the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 home win over the Colorado Rockies. Abreu drove a base hit to right field to saddle Ubaldo Martinez (6-7) with the inter-league loss and snap Colorado's nine-game road victory streak. Martinez, who gave up four runs on seven hits in seven-plus innings, had been solid until the eighth. He walked Jeff Mathis, gave up a bunt single to Erik Aybar and loaded the bases on a...

2009-06-21 20:06:57

Clint Barmes had two hits and two RBI Sunday, boosting Colorado to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates for a three-game sweep for the Rockies. Barmes also scored twice and increased his batting average to .337. One of his hits was a fourth-inning solo homer. Dexter Fowler had two hits and one RBI. Ryan Spilborghs had one RBI and Troy Tulowitzki, the team's leading hitter with a .349 batting average, added a run and three hits for the Rockies, who have won five straight and 16 of 17. Winner...

2009-06-20 23:48:10

Todd Helton's second hit Saturday, a two-run ninth-inning homer, rallied the Colorado Rockies to a 9-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Rockies trailed 7-4 heading into the bottom of the eighth. Ian Stewart had three hits -- one a two-run sixth inning homer -- and three RBI. Chris Iannetta had three hits -- one a three-run homer in the eighth -- while Carlos Gonzalez added two hits and one RBI for the Rockies (35-33), who went two games over .500 for the first time this season. They are...

2009-06-19 23:45:23

Brad Hawpe's two-run homer keyed a three-run fifth inning Friday and Colorado stayed hot by disposing of Pittsburgh 7-3. Colorado has lost just once in its last 15 games and has a 16-5 record since Jim Tracy replaced Clint Hurdle as manager May 29. The Rockies moved above the .500 mark for the first time since April 11. Jason Marquis (9-4) went 8 2/3 innings while giving up three runs on eight hits. Pittsburgh scored twice in the ninth, prompting Tracy to bring in Alan Embree to retire the...

2009-06-18 18:06:48

Clint Barmes hit a key two-run homer Thursday to help the Colorado Rockies capture a 4-3 inter-league victory against the Tampa Bay Rays. Barmes had two hits and the two-run homer gave Colorado a 2-1 lead with two outs in the bottom of the third. Todd Helton followed with a solo shot, his lone hit in the game. Carlos Gonzalez had one hit, a fourth-inning solo shot, and winning pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez had a hit for the Rockies, who have won 13 of their last 14 games. Jimenez (6-6) yielded an...

2009-06-17 22:43:54

Troy Tulowitzki hit a three-run homer to highlight a four-run second inning Wednesday, boosting Colorado to a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay. The Rays halted Colorado's franchise-record, 11-game winning streak Tuesday and the Rockies ended Tampa Bay's run of six consecutive wins Wednesday. Aaron Cook (6-3) took advantage of the early outburst to get the inter-league victory. He gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings to capture his third consecutive start. Manny Corpas worked a perfect...

2009-06-17 00:43:38

The Tampa Bay Rays churned out 17 hits, including 11 for extra bases, in a 12-4 inter-league drubbing of the Colorado Rockies Tuesday. Gabe Kapler had four RBI and B.J. Upton drove in three for Tampa Bay as they snapped Colorado's 11-game winning streak in high fashion. Jeff Niemann (6-4) held Colorado to three runs over five innings for the win. Jorge De La Rosa (2-7) took the loss after being roughed up for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. Evan Longoria hit a two-out, solo home run to open the...


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