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Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 3

DENVER (AP) - Brad Hawpe homered twice and drove in four runs to lead Aaron Cook and the Colorado Rockies past the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on Wednesday night.

Hawpe's first career multihomer game overshadowed the solid major league debut of Diamondbacks third baseman Mark Reynolds, who went 2-for-3 and doubled home two runs with his first major league hit.

Both of Hawpe's homers - his second and third of the season - came off Brandon Webb (3-3), last year's Cy Young award winner. The first home run, over the scoreboard in right field, was a solo shot that made it 2-0 in the fourth. He hit the second over the left-field wall, a three-run homer in the sixth that broke a 2-2 tie.

Cook (3-1) allowed three earned runs and five hits in six-plus innings. He didn't walk a batter but hit two with pitches.

Cook didn't allow a hit until Eric Byrnes led off the fifth with a single to right. One out later, Reynolds, hours after being called up from Double-A Mobile, doubled off the wall in center to drive in two runs and tie it at 2.

Cook was replaced by right-hander Ramon Ramirez with runners at the corners and no outs in the seventh. Ramirez, fresh off the 15-day DL, got out of the jam after allowing pinch-hitter Miguel Montero's line-drive sacrifice fly to center that made it 5-3.

Brian Fuentes pitched the ninth for his 10th save in 11 chances.

Webb allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in six innings. He had a rough start, tossing Todd Helton's comebacker into center field and allowing Willy Taveras to score from second base. He got a lucky break, however, when home plate umpire Chuck Meriwether called Troy Tulowitzki out at home on John Mabry's chopper to first base.

The Diamondbacks placed third baseman Chad Tracy on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a strained left rib cage and promoted Reynolds to take his roster spot. Reynolds got the nod because Brian Barden is injured at Triple-A.

Notes: Arizona also claimed IF Jason Smith off waivers from Toronto and designated RHP Casey Daigle. Smith is expected in Denver for Thursday night's game. ... Taveras laid down a perfect bunt in the seventh to advance Jeff Baker to second, but he tried to go to third and was thrown out. Taveras was credited with a sacrifice on the play, which resulted in an unusual 5-4-2 double play.

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


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