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Homers help Rox catch Brewers

Colorado Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe (11) and shortstop Omar Quintanilla (6) nearly collide as Hawpe catches a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Bill Hall during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, July 9, 2008, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Ben Smidt)
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MILWAUKEE ” Garrett Atkins hit a pair of home runs and Glendon Rusch won as a starter for the first time in exactly two years, leading the Colorado Rockies to an 8-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night.

Rusch (2-3) had not won as a starter since beating the Brewers on July 9, 2006, in his last start for the Chicago Cubs. He missed all of last season while recovering from a blood clot in his lung, and took a loss in his only other start for Colorado this year.

The left-hander pitched 12 games in relief for San Diego early in the season before being released. He was signed by the Rockies and recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Saturday, just in time to dazzle the Brewers.



Rusch went six innings, giving up one run on five hits with four strikeouts and no walks.


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