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Sep 11, 2010 11:35 PM by Jordan Mason

Rockies stretch winning streak to nine

DENVER (AP) - Pinch-hitter Jonathan Herrera's sacrifice fly off Mike Hampton broke a seventh-inning tie and the Colorado Rockies rallied past the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 Saturday night for their ninth straight victory.

Rookie Matt Reynolds (1-0) picked up his first major league win by working one scoreless inning and the Rockies stayed 2½ games behind San Diego in the NL West race. The Padres beat San Francisco 1-0.

Diamondbacks right-hander Rodrigo Lopez cruised along until the seventh, when he gave up three straight hits, including Miguel Olivo's RBI single that tied it at 1 and took Ubaldo Jimenez off
the hook for a hard-luck loss.

Jimenez had allowed just one run over six stellar innings.

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

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