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May 21, 2010 3:12 AM

Jimenez beats Astros for 8th win of the year

HOUSTON (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez allowed one hit over seven innings and Troy Tulowitzki had a three-run homer as the Colorado Rockies beat the Houston Astros 4-0 on Thursday night.

The victory breaks a three-game skid for the Rockies.

The only hit Jimenez (8-1) allowed was Humberto Quintero's single to start the third inning. It came when third baseman Ian Stewart couldn't handle the hard-hit grounder barehanded. Jimenez, who improved his major league-low ERA to 0.99, struck out four and walked two.

Matt Belisle allowed one hit in the eighth before Manny Corpas did the same in the ninth to complete the shutout.

Houston starter Roy Oswalt (2-6) extended his streak of quality starts to nine after allowing two earned runs and three hits in six innings.

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