Final

Series: Game 3 of 4

LA Dodgers leads 2-1 (as of 8/9)

Game 1: Monday, August 7
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Game 2: Tuesday, August 8
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Game 3: Wednesday, August 9
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Game 4: Thursday, August 10
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Rockies 3

(55-58, 27-32 away)

Dodgers 1

(58-56, 33-25 home)

    10:10 PM ET, August 9, 2006

    Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles, California 

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    W: J. Affeldt (6-6)

    L: D. Lowe (9-8)

    S: B. Fuentes (23)

    Rockies grab lead in 9th, halt Dodgers winning streak

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brad Hawpe homered early and hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, sending the Colorado Rockies to a 3-1 victory Wednesday night that ended the Los Angeles Dodgers' 11-game winning streak.

    Hawpe's two-out single off closer Takashi Saito scored Garrett Atkins from second and moved Matt Holliday from first to third. Holliday then provided an insurance run when he came home on a delayed double steal.

    He had been caught off third on the play, but the Dodgers muffed the rundown when catcher Russell Martin couldn't hold onto a throw from third baseman Wilson Betemit.

    Jeff Francis held the Dodgers to one run and six hits in 7 1-3 innings. Three of the four walks he issued were intentional, and he struck out two and hit a batter with a pitch.

    Colorado relievers Manuel Corpas and Jeremy Affeldt pitched out of one-out, bases-loaded jam in the eighth. Corpas retired Jeff Kent on a popup, and Affeldt (2-0) ended the inning on Andre Ethier's groundout.

    Brian Fuentes worked a perfect ninth for his 23rd save in 27 chances.

    Dodgers starter Derek Lowe (9-8) gave up three runs and six hits in 8 2-3 innings. He struck out six and walked none.

    The Dodgers' winning streak was their longest since 1993. They haven't won 12 in a row since 1976.

    The loss cost them a chance to take over first place in the NL West. San Diego lost 4-3 to the New York Mets, but maintained a half-game lead.

    With Francis holding the Dodgers' offense in check, Lowe tied the score at 1 with a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.

    Ethier tripled with one out, and Francis intentionally walked Martin, then hit Jason Repko with a pitch to load the bases. Lowe hit a fly to deep center, with Ethier scoring easily and Martin taking third.

    Francis ended the inning on a grounder by Rafael Furcal. Francis also cut down a runner at the plate in the fourth, throwing out Julio Lugo as he attempted to steal home.

    Hawpe's 17th homer, a shot over the right-field wall, came on Lowe's first pitch in the sixth.

    Hawpe went 2-for-3 against Lowe and is 8-for-14 lifetime against him. He has three homers and seven RBI against the right-hander.

    Los Angeles first baseman Nomar Garciaparra was in the lineup after being activated from the 15-day disabled list earlier in the day. Garciaparra, who had been sidelined since July 25 with a sprained right knee, went 1-for-2 with two walks, one intentional.

    Dodgers right fielder J.D. Drew left the game because of a strained left quad. James Loney pinch-hit for Drew in the fourth and replaced him in the outfield.

    Game notes


    Lugo, a longtime shortstop being used by the Dodgers in various roles, made his first career start at third base. ... Hawpe hit a three-run homer against Lowe on May 16 at Coors Field -- and threw out a runner at the plate from right field in a 5-1 win.

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