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Jun 6, 2010 8:07 PM by Jordan Mason

Jimenez wins 11th, Rockies avoid sweep

PHOENIX (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez became the first 11-game winner in the majors despite losing his scoreless innings streak after a franchise record 33, and the Colorado Rockies had to hold for a 3-2 victory Sunday to avoid being swept in three games in Arizona.

Jimenez (11-1) blanked the Diamandbacks through seven innings, then gave up just his second home run of the season, a two-run shot by Conor Jackson in the eighth. It was Arizona's first scores against the hard-throwing right-hander in 27 innings dating to last August.

Jimenez allowed six hits, struck out eight and walked three as his ERA rose to 0.93.

Chris Snyder of Arizona had his streak of 240 games without an error, the third-longest by a catcher in major league history, end when he overthrew second on Brad Hawpe's steal attempt in the sixth inning.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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