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Rockies 3, Orioles 2

BALTIMORE (AP) - Kazuo Matsui doubled in the tiebreaking run with two outs in the 10th inning as the Colorado Rockies pulled out a 3-2 victory over Baltimore Saturday night.

Chris Iannetta singled with one out in the 10th off Todd Williams (0-1) and advanced on a bunt by Willy Taveras before Matsui lined an opposite-field liner to left.

Jeremy Affeldt (4-1) worked the ninth and Brian Fuentes got three outs for this 18th save.

Facing the team he played for over the previous five seasons, Lopez allowed two runs and six hits in seven innings. He walked one and struck out two in his sixth start of the season, the third since a six-week stint on the disabled list because of an inflamed elbow.

Lopez was 60-58 during his time in Baltimore, but after he went 9-18 last season the Orioles dealt him to Colorado for two prospects. The right-hander won 32 games at Camden Yards while with Baltimore and he made himself right at home after a rocky start.

Jeremy Guthrie gave the Orioles another solid start, but his teammates again failed to provide him with enough offense to claim a victory. The right-hander allowed two runs and six hits over eight innings, striking out six and walking one.

Guthrie has not permitted more than three runs and has a 1.76 ERA in his eight starts this season, but he is 2-1 with five no-decisions in those eight games.

The Orioles bestowed a rude greeting upon their former teammate in the first inning, taking a 2-0 lead against Lopez after three of the first four batters hit singles. Brian Roberts singled and Nick Markakis got an infield hit before advancing on a double steal. Miguel Tejada then hit a run-scoring grounder and Aubrey Huff followed with an RBI single.

Colorado tied it in the second. Garrett Atkins walked and Brad Hawpe doubled before Troy Tulowitzki drove in a run with a grounder and Ryan Spilborghs hit an RBI single.

In the fifth, Spilborghs singled and reached second with two outs before Taveras hit a liner that left fielder Jay Payton caught on the warning track.

Lopez made an outstanding fielding play in the seventh, scooping up a bunt by Corey Patterson with his glove and shoveling it to first base in one motion.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved.)


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