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Rockies 6, Phillies 3

DENVER (AP) -- Ryan Spilborghs hit a two-run homer, Todd Helton drove in two runs and the Colorado Rockies beat Philadelphia 6-3 Saturday night to hand the Phillies loss No. 9,999 in franchise history.

Colorado has won five straight games since a 1-9 road trip, and its 14-2 home record since June 2 is the best in the majors. By taking the first two of three against Philadelphia, the Rockies captured their fifth consecutive series at Coors Field.

Ryan Howard and Jimmy Rollins homered for the Phillies.

The game was delayed one hour and 22 minutes in the first inning by a thunderstorm, allowing Colorado's Rodrigo Lopez to regroup and compose himself. He'd given up two homers, two doubles and three runs before the rain hit.

After the delay, Lopez (5-2) retired 13 of the next 14 batters before being lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth. Lopez struck out four, walked one and allowed five hits.

Manny Corpas struck out the side in the ninth for his first career save.

Philadelphia's 9,999 losses are the most by any team in any sport. Philadelphia played its first game on May 1, 1883, losing 4-3 to the Providence Grays.

Jamie Moyer (7-7) was taken out in the sixth after giving up a single to Rockies pinch-hitter Jeff Baker. The 44-year-old Moyer went 5 2-3 innings and allowed eight hits and five runs.

Spilborghs' two-run homer to left in the fifth tied it at 3. It was his fifth of the season for Spilborghs, who also singled in a run in the sixth and finished with three hits.

Helton went 3-for-4, including a first-inning RBI double off the right-field wall, to improve his average against Philadelphia to .395, the highest career average versus the Phillies of any active major leaguer.

Brad Hawpe had two hits, including an RBI single in the seventh, for Colorado. Matt Holliday went 0-for-4, ending a 25-game home hitting streak.

The Phillies scored three runs in the opening frame on a leadoff homer by Rollins and a two-run drive from Ryan Howard before the rain interrupted the game.

Howard's two-run homer to left was his 21st of the season and came as lightning popped and thunder cracked near Coors Field, sending fans scurrying for cover. Chase Utley doubled off the right-field wall just before Howard's opposite-field homer.

It was the 21st time in Rollins' career he's started a game with a home run, and fourth time this season. The homer was also the 100th of Rollins' career.

Notes

Philadelphia right-hander Jon Lieber had successful surgery Friday to reattach a tendon in his right foot. He'll be in a walking boot for three-to-four weeks. ... The Rockies aren't planning on using left-hander Brian Fuentes again until after the All-Star break thanks to a strained back muscle. ... The Rockies hosted the 1998 All-Star game on this date with the AL winning, 13-8.


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