Colorado Rockies history: Rocktober streak (part 3)

DENVER - SEPTEMBER 18: Matt Holliday #5 of the Colorado Rockies goes to bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 18, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 3-1 in the first game of a double header. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER - SEPTEMBER 18: Matt Holliday #5 of the Colorado Rockies goes to bat against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field on September 18, 2007 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Dodgers 3-1 in the first game of a double header. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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DENVER, CO – AUGUST 11: Catcher Yorvit Torrealba #8 of the Colorado Rockies gives the ball to relief pitcher Manny Corpas #60 of the Colorado Rockies as they work against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning at Coors Field on August 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Corpas earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Pirates 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 11: Catcher Yorvit Torrealba #8 of the Colorado Rockies gives the ball to relief pitcher Manny Corpas #60 of the Colorado Rockies as they work against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the seventh inning at Coors Field on August 11, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Corpas earned the win as the Rockies defeated the Pirates 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /

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Speier loaded the bases to start off the inning with back-to-back-to-back singles by Russell Martin, Nomar Garciaparra, and Tony Abreu. Pitcher Brad Penny made it four straight singles to tie it a 4-4 a piece. Speier was then replaced by lefty-reliever Jeremy Affeldt. He allowed one more run on a groundout by Matt Kemp to make it a 5-4 Dodgers lead.

From the bottom of the sixth inning through the top of the eighth, there were three hits and one hit batter combined on each side but no scoring came about.

In the bottom of the eighth, right-handed reliever Jonathan Broxton came on in relief and, like the previous night, he did not provide the Dodgers with relief. Garrett Atkins led off the inning with single to right-center field. Kazuo Matsui pinch ran for Atkins and on the third pitch of the at-bat to Brad Hawpe, Matsui stole second base. Three pitches later, Hawpe regained the lead for the Rockies as he hit a two-run home run to right field to make it a 6-5 Rockies lead.

That would all that Rockies closer Manny Corpas would need as he allowed a single to Jeff Kent to lead off the ninth but he recorded two groundouts and a flyout to end the game.

Winner, Loser, and Save

Rockies reliever Brian Fuentes recorded the win as he improved his record to 2-5. Broxton’s record dropped to 4-4 with the loss and Manny Corpas recorded save number 16.

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