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Milwaukee at Colorado

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Rockies 8, Brewers 2

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports

DENVER -- The Milwaukee Brewers' lineup struggled to figure out Byung-Hyun Kim. A lot of hitters have had that problem recently.

Kim allowed one run in eight innings and Todd Helton homered and drove in three runs to lead the Colorado Rockies over the Brewers 8-2 Wednesday night.

"When he can get the ball in the spots he wants, he's tough," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle said of Kim. "He has some deception and his pitches have some late life."

Kim (7-6) yielded seven hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter in the longest outing of his career. He has allowed only four runs in 33 innings over his last five starts at Coors Field, an ERA of 1.09 over than span.

Kim set his previous mark for longest outing with 7 2/3 innings in a win over San Diego in his last start on Friday.

"Kim was the difference and his velocity was deceptive," Milwaukee manager Ned Yost said. "The board had him at 88 mph, but from the dugout he seemed to be throwing 95."

Brad Hawpe added two hits and two RBI for Colorado, which took two of three from the Brewers to win its second straight series after losing five consecutive series.

The Brewers reached Kim for three doubles, but he managed to escape any damage.

"He is a warrior out there on the mound," catcher Danny Ardoin said of Kim, who wasn't available to reporters after the game. "He's not a very big guy, but he's a warrior at heart."

He gave up a two-out double to Tony Graffanino in the second but got Bill Hall to ground out to end the inning. Damian Miller hit a leadoff double in the third but was caught off third base on Tony Gwynn Jr.'s grounder to shortstop Clint Barmes.

"Same old BK," said Milwaukee's Damian Miller, who had two hits and caught Kim while they were teammates with Arizona from 1999-2002. "He's still tough on righties and pounds the ball inside on them."

Gabe Gross doubled to left with one out in the fourth and Kim retired Geoff Jenkins and Graffanino to end the inning.

Colorado scored four runs in the first against Tomo Ohka (3-2). Helton doubled in Jamey Carroll, who led off with a single and advanced to second on Barmes' sacrifice. Hawpe and Luis Gonzalez had RBI singles and Choo Freeman drove in a run with a fielder's choice.

"They didn't hit anything hard in the inning, but the ball found holes," Yost said. "That inning and the way Kim shut us down was the ballgame."

Ohka settled down after the first inning, allowing only singles to Kim and Carroll over the next four innings. He left after walking Ardoin to start the Colorado seventh. He allowed six runs and eight hits, struck out two and walked two.

Helling replaced Ohka and gave up an RBI single to Barmes and a two-run homer to Helton that made it 8-0.

Gwynn hit an RBI single off Kim in the eighth and Prince Fielder had a solo home run in the ninth off Jeremy Affeldt.

The Brewers managed only five runs in the three-game series at Coors Field.

"We could put anything together tonight or in any of the games," Yost said. "A lot of it was their pitchers pounding the ball for strikes and their defense making plays."


The start of the game was delayed 10 minutes by rain. ... Gwynn made his first major league start and had his first career RBI and stolen base. ... 3B Garrett Atkins, who has started 103 of Colorado's 107 games, was given the night off. ... Milwaukee dropped to 19-34 away from home.

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Players of the Game

B. Kim
IP 8.0
H 7
ER 1
BB 0
K 5

T. Helton
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 1

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Milwaukee Brewers
Anthony Gwynn, CF4021001
Jeff Cirillo, 3B-2B4000003
Prince Fielder, 1B4111011
Gabe Gross, LF3010000
   a- Brady Clark, PH0000100
Geoff Jenkins, RF3000011
   b- Corey Hart, PH1000011
Tony Graffanino, 2B3010001
    Rick Helling, P0000000
    Derrick Turnbow, P0000000
   c- Kevin Mench, PH1000001
Bill Hall, SS4010012
Damian Miller, C3120011
Tomo Ohka, P1000011
    David Bell, 3B1000011
a-walked for Gross in the 9th
b-struck out for Jenkins in the 9th
c-flied out for Turnbow in the 9th
2B - Gabe Gross (, Kim), Tony Graffanino (, Kim), Damian Miller (, Kim)
HR - Prince Fielder (, Affeldt)
SH - Tomo Ohka ()
RBI - Anthony Gwynn (), Prince Fielder ()
2-OUT RBI - Anthony Gwynn ()
SB - Anthony Gwynn (, 2nd base off Kim/Ardoin)
CS - Bill Hall (, 2nd base by Kim/Ardoin)
Team LOB - 5
Outfield Assists - Gabe Gross 1, Geoff Jenkins 1
DP - Jenkins-Fielder
Milwaukee Brewers
Tomo Ohka (L,-) 6866220
Rick Helling 1322001
Derrick Turnbow 1100020
HBP - Holliday (by Tomo Ohka)
Pitches-Strikes - Tomo Ohka 85-53, Rick Helling 16-12, Derrick Turnbow 18-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tomo Ohka 5-8, Rick Helling 3-0, Derrick Turnbow 1-0
Batters Faced - Tomo Ohka 26, Rick Helling 6, Derrick Turnbow 4
Colorado Rockies
Jamey Carroll, 2B4120002
Clint Barmes, SS3111011
Todd Helton, 1B4223000
Matt Holliday, LF3220000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000
Brad Hawpe, RF4122011
Luis Gonzalez, 3B3011110
Choo Freeman, CF4001001
Danny Ardoin, C3110101
Byung-Hyun Kim, P2010000
   a- Jorge Piedra, PH-LF1000011
a-struck out for Kim in the 8th
2B - Todd Helton (, Ohka), Brad Hawpe (, Ohka)
HR - Todd Helton (, Helling)
SH - Clint Barmes (), Byung-Hyun Kim ()
RBI - Clint Barmes (), Todd Helton 3 (), Brad Hawpe 2 (), Luis Gonzalez (), Choo Freeman ()
2-OUT RBI - Clint Barmes (), Todd Helton 2 ()
CS - Choo Freeman (, 2nd base by Ohka/D. Miller)
Team LOB - 4
DP - Carroll-Barmes-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Byung-Hyun Kim (W,-) 8711050
Jeremy Affeldt 1111121
Pitches-Strikes - Byung-Hyun Kim 106-77, Jeremy Affeldt 25-17
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Byung-Hyun Kim 9-8
Batters Faced - Byung-Hyun Kim 29, Jeremy Affeldt 5
Game Information
Attendance - 24034
Game Time - 2:26
Temperature - 68
Umpires - Home - Bill Miller, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Brian Knight