Rockies Win, Even Series With Phillies

Colorado takes advantage of shaky outing from Philadelphia starter Cole Hamels
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 8, 2009 6:04 PM CDT
Philadelphia Phillies starter Cole Hamels, MVP of last year's World Series, had a rocky 2009 playoff debut.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Yorvit Torrealba hit a two-run homer, Aaron Cook pitched effectively into the sixth inning and the Colorado Rockies beat Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 today to even their National League playoff series at a game apiece. Huston Street pitched out of trouble in the ninth to secure the victory, retiring Shane Victorino on a soft liner to second to leave the potential tying run at second base. (Read more Colorado Rockies stories.)