Rockies Snap Four-Game Losing Streak

Matt Holliday lifts Colorado over Los Angeles, 7-2
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 11:22 PM CDT
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Aaron Cook, right, is congratulated by teammates after he led the Rockies to a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers yesterday in Denver.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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(Newser) – Aaron Cook gave the Rockies the strong outing they needed, Matt Holliday had two hits and two RBIs and the Colorado Rockies beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-2 yesterday to end a four-game losing streak. The Rockies are 6-1 when Cook starts and 6-18 in other games. Taylor Buchholz pitched a perfect final 1 2-3 innings for his first save of the season.

Andre Ethier homered for the Dodgers, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped. Derek Lowe (2-2) took the loss. Cook mixed his sinker and fastball to record 16 groundouts, and at one point he recorded five straight. He scattered nine hits and struck out two, retiring the first 10 batters he faced and 13 of the first 14.