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_______Rockies vs Dodgers_______


_______Aaron Cook 4-1 2.41era vs Derek Lowe 2-1 2.88era_______




Rockies: Tuesday night marked the fourth time Cook has started and the Rockies have ended a losing streak. Cook not only stays smooth throughout his outings, but he is showing a knack for making a big pitch. He fanned just three in seven innings against the Giants, when he gave up two unearned runs but won, 3-2. However, with runners at the corners and one out in the seventh, he picked Eugenio Velez off first then struck out Ray Durham -- who entered the game with favorable numbers against Cook.




Dodgers: Lowe dreads Coors Field (5.87 ERA there). In his Tuesday night no-decision in Florida, he didn't seem to show any signs of the tight elbow that shortened his previous start, but was unable to protect a five-run lead. Three of the six runs he allowed in five innings were unearned, but he wasn't able to stop the damage when betrayed by his defense. He allowed an uncharacteristic four extra-base hits.


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One of the bright spots in Saturday's loss was Jonathan Herrera's first big league hit, a two-out pinch-single in the bottom of the sixth that ended Hong-Chih Kuo's run of retiring nine straight Rockies. "I was ready for it," Herrera said. "I felt good. I recognized a really good pitch right down the middle, and I hit the ball to right field. I'm so happy. My first hit in the big leagues." It was Herrera's second game for the Rockies, having started Wednesday in San Francisco, where he went 0-for-2 with a walk. "My other game I was so excited and happy. Right now I'm going to be happy every opportunity they give me." ... Todd Helton's double in the second was his 800th career extra-base hit, making him one of 12 active players to hit the plateau. ... Saturday's starting pitcher, Jorge De La Rosa, recorded his first big league RBI with a sacrifice fly to left in the second inning.




Juan Pierre, with three hits Saturday night, has seven hits in his last three games and is a career .335 hitter at Coors Field, having played for the Rockies from 2000-2002. With two stolen bases, Pierre leads the club with nine. The team has 13 steals in the last three games. ... The Dodgers are unbeaten in their last six games against a left-handed starter and 8-3 on the season. ... The Dodgers have 13 or more hits in four of their last five games. .

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