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Rockies Stop Skid With 8-2 Win Over Cardinals

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DENVER, CO - AUGUST 02: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies is welcomed home by Todd Helton #17 of the Rockies after Gonzalez scored on a double by Jordan Pacheco of the Rockies to take a 1-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning at Coors Field on August 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DENVER, CO – AUGUST 02: Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies is welcomed home by Todd Helton #17 of the Rockies after Gonzalez scored on a double by Jordan Pacheco of the Rockies to take a 1-0 lead over the St. Louis Cardinals in the fourth inning at Coors Field on August 2, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

DENVER (AP) — Tyler Colvin hit a tiebreaking double and rookie Josh Rutledge homered in his fourth straight game, lifting the Colorado Rockies over the St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 Thursday night to avert a three-game sweep.

Wilin Rosario hit his first career pinch-hit homer, a two-run shot off reliever Brian Fuentes in the eighth inning, and Jordan Pacheco went 3 for 3 with two doubles and two RBIs to help the Rockies snap a five-game losing streak. It was their first win in their last eight games at Coors Field.

With the score deadlocked at 2, DJ LeMahieu singled off reliever Fernando Salas (1-4) to start the seventh inning and was sacrificed to second. Colvin then doubled to left to put the Rockies back on top.

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