Rockies 6, D-Backs 3

PHOENIX (AP) - Brad Hawpe hit a tiebreaking two-out, two-run double in the seventh inning, and the Colorado Rockies defeated Arizona 6-3 on Friday night.

The Rockies handed Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb his first April loss in 15 starts dating back to April 17, 2004, in San Diego. Webb (1-1) allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks in seven innings. He struck out two.

With two out in the eighth, Hawpe doubled to score pinch-runner Jamey Carroll and Matt Holliday, giving the Rockies a 5-3 lead.

Todd Helton drove in two runs, including the 1000th of his career, to continue his mastery of Webb, the 2006 NL Cy Young Award winner.

Helton is 15-for-42 (.357) lifetime against Webb. Only Moises Alou (.478) and Jimmy Rollins (.417) have higher batting averages among players with at least 25 plate appearances.

The Rockies beat the Diamondbacks for the third time in four games this season.

Eric Byrnes drove in all three Arizona runs on a single in the third inning and a two-run homer in the sixth.

Webb retired eight of the first 10 men he faced -- six on groundouts with his trademark sinker. But with two out in the third, he gave up RBI singles to Helton and Holliday. Helton had been 2-for-19 on the Rockies' road trip before the hit.

The Diamondbacks staged their own two-out rally in the bottom of the inning, with Stephen Drew doubling and scoring on Byrnes' single.

In the fifth, Helton made it 3-1 by singling to score John Mabry, who had doubled with two out. It was the 1,000th career RBI for Helton, in his 10th season.

Arizona tied it at 3-3 on Byrnes' two-run homer in sixth off Colorado starter Josh Fogg. Fogg allowed three runs on five hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out two.

Four Rockies relievers pitched four perfect innings. Jeremy Affeldt (1-0) pitched an inning and picked up the win and Brian Fuentes finished for his second save in two chances.

Holliday went 3-for-4 and added an RBI double in the ninth.

Notes: The Rockies' first 19 games are against NL West rivals. Their first game outside the division is April 23 at the New York Mets.

(Copyright 2007. The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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