Holliday's HR Lifts Rockies Over Braves

Colorado snaps losing streak in quick, tightly-played game
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2008 12:14 AM CDT
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Aaron Cook delivers a pitch to Atlanta Braves batter Tom Glavine in the third inning of the Rockies' 2-1 victory in a MLB baseball game in Denver on Monday.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Matt Holliday hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth, Aaron Cook pitched seven strong innings and the Colorado Rockies snapped a five-game losing streak with a 2-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. Matt Herges (1-0) got the victory in relief of Cook, and Manny Corpas got his second save of the season.

Tom Glavine gave up three hits in 6 1-3 shutout innings but got his second straight no-decision, despite owning a 0.79 ERA in two starts. Glavine was nearly perfect through five innings, scattering a pair of two-out singles and going to a three-ball count only once. The game took just 2:05 to play, the shortest nine-inning game in Coors Field history.