Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Colorado won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, July 30
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Game 2: Saturday, July 31
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Game 3: Sunday, August 1
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Diamondbacks 2

(33-74, 17-37 away)

Rockies 10

(47-58, 27-27 home)

3:05 PM ET, August 1, 2004

Coors Field, Denver, Colorado 

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W: A. Cook (6-4)

L: E. Gonzalez (0-4)

Cook hurls second complete game

DENVER (AP) -- Jeromy Burnitz picked up where he left off in July.

Burnitz drove in four runs with a pair of homers to back Aaron Cook's second complete game, and the Colorado Rockies completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 10-2 victory Sunday.

"When you are going good, most guys will hit the ball where it is pitched," said Burnitz who hit .360 with 10 homers and 27 RBI in July. "The most important thing is to get good pitches to swing at, and lately, I have been getting some good pitches and executing."

Vinny Castilla, Todd Helton and Aaron Miles also homered for the Rockies, who have won seven straight against the Diamondbacks.

Cook (6-4) allowed two runs and seven hits in his first complete game since April 18, 2003, against San Diego. He induced 15 groundball outs in winning for the fourth time in five decisions.

"Cook had his best fastball in the ninth inning when he threw 95 in the ninth," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said. "He sunk the ball well all day, his composure in the first inning, he didn't let anything get away from him."

The complete was the first nine-inning complete game of the year for Colorado. Shawn Estes had a six-inning complete game win over Los Angeles on April 22 at Coors Field.

Edgar Gonzalez (0-4) lasted only four innings and allowed seven runs for the Diamondbacks, who have been swept twice by the Rockies and have won only twice in the last 21 games.

"Edgar left some pitches he thought were good pitches over the plate," Arizona manager Al Pedrique said. "Against the Rockies lineup, you have to locate well and he didn't."

The Rockies used three two-run homers to lead 7-0 after four innings.

Burnitz got August off to a good start. He followed a walk to Preston Wilson with his 27th homer in the second to straightaway center field.

With one out in the third, Luis Gonzalez had an RBI single to right and Helton hit an opposite-field homer to left for his 23rd.

Miles homered to right with Todd Greene aboard in the fourth.

Arizona got a run back in the fifth to make it 7-1 when Alex Cintron doubled past Helton at first base. Pinch-hitter Quinton McCracken blooped a double in front of Burnitz in left with two outs to score Cintron.

Burnitz hit his second two-run homer of the game in the fifth off reliever Steve Sparks.

"The first home run was a fastball on the outside part of the plate, and that is my best stroke on a pitch like that," Burnitz said. "The second one was a high knuckleball, and I drove it good to get it out."

Castilla made it 10-1 with a solo home run in the seventh.

Danny Bautista had a two-out RBI single in the eighth for Arizona.

"Cook was so effective getting ahead of hitters with that cut fastball," Arizona's Luis Gonzalez said. "If he can finish out the year throwing like that he's going to emerge as one of their top guys."

Game notes


Arizona OF Luis Gonzalez has played all season with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and will have season-ending surgery Monday. He finished the season hitting .259 with 17 homers and 48 RBI. ... Recently acquired catcher Koyie Hill made his first start for Arizona. ... Burnitz had his fourth multiple home run game of the year. ... Hall of Famer George Brett was a guest of the Rockies. ... LHP Brian Fuentes will make the first appearance of his rehab assignment in Portland on Monday.

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