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Seven-run second inning helps Rockies sweep Brewers

Aug 9, 2007 - 1:01 AM DENVER (Ticker) -- The Colorado Rockies continue to dominate their opponents at Coors Field.

Garrett Atkins had four hits and matched a career high with six RBI as the Rockies slugged their way to a 19-4 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

Colorado scored in each of the first four innings and pounded out a franchise-record 11 extra-base hits - and 23 hits overall - in completing the three-game sweep of Milwaukee and winning its fifth straight contest at home.

Every position player had at least one hit, one run scored and one RBI for the Rockies, who rocked Brewers rookie starter Yovani Gallardo.

"Anytime you're locked in, you're trying to get good pitches to hit and you don't want the feeling to leave," Atkins said. "It's one of those games where we hit everything hard. We've got the offense that's capable of that."

Kaz Matsui scored four times, Troy Tulowitzki went 4-for-5 with a homer and three RBI, Ryan Spilborghs collected three hits - including a homer - and Brad Hawpe added his 20th blast of the season for Colorado, which scored seven times in the second inning and built a 16-2 lead after four frames.

Atkins led the way, producing all of his hits by the fifth inning. The third baseman had an RBI double in the first inning, a run-scoring single in the second, a two-run base hit in the third, an RBI double in the fourth and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth.

"It's a better swing going right now," Atkins said. "My balance is good, my hands are working well and the bat feels good in my hands right now."

It was a forgettable outing for the 21-year-old Gallardo (4-2), who saw his ERA rise from 2.25 to 4.20. The righthander, who lost for the first time since July 3, was hammered for 11 runs and 12 hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

"I hated to do that with Gallardo but I had no other option," Brewers manager Ned Yost said. "I tried to keep some professionalism about the game without having to throw a position player. They hit everything we threw up there."

Rockies starter Jeff Francis (13-5) took advantage of all the run support, winning his franchise-record eighth straight decision. The lefthander allowed three runs and six hits in five innings, walking two and striking out five.

"I don't think it speaks only about me, I think it speaks to the whole team. They've been scoring runs and playing defense behind me, it's awesome," Francis said.

Yorvit Torrealba went 3-for-6 and scored three times for the Rockies, who won for the eighth time in 11 games.

"It was a lot of fun, there was a lot of hits and a lot of runs, that always makes it fun," Tulowitzki said. "One of those days where a lot of hits were coming and it was great."

While Colorado (59-54) continues to surge, Milwaukee is reeling.

The Brewers (60-55), who have lost six in a row on the road, are just 3-14 in their last 17 games away from Miller Park. Milwaukee also was swept for just the second time this season.

Prince Fielder hit his National League-leading 34th homer for the Brewers, who have lost four straight overall.






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    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 6:43 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MILWAUKEE 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 4 9 1
    COLORADO 1 7 3 5 0 1 2 0 x 19 23 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIL - YOVANI GALLARDO, CARLOS VILLANUEVA (3RD), MATT WISE (4TH),
    MANNY PARRA (5TH), BRIAN SHOUSE (7TH), DERRICK TURNBOW (8TH)
    AND DAMIAN MILLER
    COL - JEFF FRANCIS,

    Aug 8 6:08 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY RYAN BRAUN SCORED J.J. HARDY.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, R BRAUN ON FIRST, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 4
    COLORADO 19 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: P FIELDER (.287, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 5:49 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JEFF BAKER SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BAKER ON FIRST, T TULOWITZKI ON SECOND, K
    MATSUI ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 19 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: C SULLIVAN (.326, 0 HR, 6 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 5:44 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TROY TULOWITZKI SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T TULOWITZKI ON FIRST, K MATSUI ON SECOND, Y
    TORREALBA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 18 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J CARROLL (.237, 1-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 5:42 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED TROY TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J CARROLL ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 17 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.289, 1-FOR-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 5:23 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY COREY HART SCORED JOE DILLON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C HART ON SECOND, D MILLER ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 3
    COLORADO 16 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: J HARDY (.267, 0-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:58 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    COLORADO 16 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.289, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:44 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TROY TULOWITZKI (14) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF CARLOS VILLANUEVA SCORED KAZ MATSUI.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, COLORADO 15
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: M HOLLIDAY (.339, 1-FOR-2, BB, 2 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:38 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    COLORADO 13 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.277, 2-FOR-3)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:36 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY YORVIT TORREALBA SCORED RYAN SPILBORGHS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, Y TORREALBA ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2
    COLORADO 12 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: J FRANCIS (.150, 0-FOR-1, SAC)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:32 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY PRINCE FIELDER (34) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 4TH OFF JEFF FRANCIS SCORED RYAN BRAUN.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 2, COLORADO 11
    DUE UP FOR MILWAUKEE: B HALL (.265, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:25 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED KAZ MATSUI AND TROY
    TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON FIRST, M HOLLIDAY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 11 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.290, 1-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:14 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KAZ MATSUI SCORED YORVIT TORREALBA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MATSUI ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 9 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T TULOWITZKI (.275, 1-FOR-2)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 4:07 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY BRAD HAWPE (20) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT IN
    THE 2ND OFF YOVANI GALLARDO SCORED GARRETT ATKINS.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0, COLORADO 8
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: R SPILBORGHS (.341, 1-FOR-1, HR, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:49 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED TODD HELTON.
    SITUATION: 5 RUNS IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 6 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.288, 0-FOR-1)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:48 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY TODD HELTON SCORED MATT HOLLIDAY.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T HELTON ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 5 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: G ATKINS (.278, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:47 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY MATT HOLLIDAY SCORED KAZ MATSUI AND TROY
    TULOWITZKI.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, M HOLLIDAY ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 4 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: T HELTON (.298, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:43 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN SPILBORGHS (10) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 0
    OUT IN THE 2ND OFF YOVANI GALLARDO.
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0, COLORADO 2
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: Y TORREALBA (.275, 6 HR, 31 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:36 PM


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    AT COLORADO - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY GARRETT ATKINS SCORED KAZ MATSUI.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G ATKINS ON SECOND, T HELTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MILWAUKEE 0
    COLORADO 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR COLORADO: B HAWPE (.289, 19 HR, 72 RBI)

    Brewers vs. RockiesAug 8 3:23 PM