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_______Rockies 15-25 at D-Backs 25-15_______

_______Aaron Cook 6-1 2.26era vs Brandon Webb 8-0 2.41era_______

Rockies: Cook won his sixth straight game on Friday night against the Padres. He allowed one run over seven innings en route to the Rockies' 4-2 win over San Diego. Although Cook wasn't sharp in the first four innings, he got settled and out-dueled NL Cy Young winner Jake Peavy. Cook is one of the most reliable starters for the Rockies right now and only looks to improve. Rockies manager Clint Hurdle feels this is the best he's seen out of Cook. Said Hurdle: "He's staying in a real good place in the game. Obviously, the string is the most impressive and might be as impressive as anybody we had here."

D-backs: Webb has won all eight of his starts this year, eclipsing Randy Johnson, who won his first seven starts of the 2000 season. Hot starts are nothing new for Webb, who started the 2005 season 6-0 and opened the 2006 campaign with franchise-best 8-0 mark. He tossed a complete game in his last outing against the Phillies, allowing three runs. His outing before that was a little shaky. The right-hander allowed four runs on five hits over six innings in that one. Three of the runs came on a Carlos Delgado homer in the sixth inning. Webb's changeup has become a valuable strikeout pitch when he gets to two strikes. Webb won the NL Cy Young Award in 2006 and finished second in the voting to San Diego's Jake Peavy last year.

Third baseman Garrett Atkins managed a single on a soft liner in the sixth inning to extend his hit streak to 12 games. he his hitting .383 (18-for-47) during that stretch. ... Todd Helton knocked two hits in his return to the lineup after taking Tuesday night off. ... Hurdle went with Ryan Spilborghs in center field and in the leadoff spot, and he responded with two hits. Spilborghs had two hits Tuesday, when he started in right field. ... The Rockies went 4-for-21 with runners in scoring position in the first two games of this series.

D-backs manager Bob Melvin brought Brandon Lyon into Tuesday's game with the Rockies despite the fact that it wasn't a save situation, something he was loathe to do with last year's closer Jose Valverde. "He needed to pitch," Melvin said of Lyon, who had pitched just once since April 30. "I think with Jose, he was a little more affected by that." Melvin also brought Chris Snyder in to catch Lyon in the ninth. "That will happen sometimes," he said. "I just think there's familiarity between the two. You don't see Lyon shake him off too many times, I think there's a lot of conviction when Snyds is back there."

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This should be a great one with these 2 pitchers