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Game #96: Three Rockie Homers Are Enough

Game #96: Three Rockie Homers Are Enough

Coors Field | 9:05 | Snell vs. Glendon Rusch | Box
Colorado hit three homers - the last of which was a "circle the bases on a sprint" variety - to beat Ian Snell and the Pirates.
Matt Holliday hit a two run homer in the first. Brad Hawpe hit a solo homer in the sixth to make it 4-2 after the Pirates had cut the Stones lead to one. Seth Smith hit a deep drive in the seventh off of Tyler Yates that took a weird bounce and rolled away from Nate McLouth, allowing Smith to score.
Glendon Rusch threw 5-2/3 effective innings. He gave up two runs, six hits and no walks. Jason Grilli, Manny Corpas and Brian Fuentes retired the last 10 Pirate batters in a row.
Snell gave up three earned runs in six innings. He gave up six hits and three walks. Jose Bautista homered and Ryan Doumit had two hits for t...

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