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Rockies 12, Dodgers 5

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LOS ANGELES -- Matt Holliday hit the 58th homer of his brief big league career Sunday. It's one he will always remember.

"It's probably the farthest ball I've ever hit," the Rockies outfielder said after his two-run shot over the back wall of the left-field bullpen capped a six-run fifth in Colorado's 12-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Holliday's 25th homer of the season traveled an estimated 481 feet, prompting Rockies manager Clint Hurdle to call it the second-longest he'd seen at Dodger Stadium, outdistanced only by a Mike Piazza drive that bounced off the roof of the left-field pavilion and into the parking lot.

"I got it about as good as I can get one," said the 26-year-old Holliday, who made his big league debut with the Rockies in 2004.

Byung-Hyun Kim worked 6 2/3 solid innings to earn his first win in over a month, and rookie Troy Tulowitzki had four hits for the Rockies, who snapped a nine-game road losing streak -- one shy of the franchise record.

Playing in his fifth major league game, Tulowitzki had three singles, a double and a walk in five plate appearances after getting one hit in his previous 13 at-bats with seven strikeouts.

"I wasn't too worried about my 1-for-13 start," the 21-year-old shortstop said. "Being young, you have to make adjustments. That's what I did today. Any day you get four hits, it's pretty special."

Tulowitzki, the Rockies' first-round draft pick last year, impressed his teammates.

"He had a great game," Rockies first baseman Todd Helton said. "He's got a good swing, he's got a lot of potential."

While the Rockies won for only the fourth time in 15 games, the NL West-leading Dodgers had a seven-game winning streak snapped and lost for just the eighth time in 34 games. Their lead over second-place San Diego was reduced to three games.

"Games like this just happen, and we're fortunate that they haven't happened very often to us lately," Dodgers manager Grady Little said. "We'll turn the page and try to take care of business in Milwaukee tomorrow afternoon."

Six of the first seven batters hit safely and scored in the fifth, when the Rockies took a 7-2 lead and chased Aaron Sele (7-6).

Cory Sullivan and Tulowitzki singled and Kim sacrificed before Matsui hit a two-run triple. Helton doubled to drive in Matsui and Garrett Atkins hit an RBI single to knock out Sele. Holliday followed with his long homer off Elmer Dessens.

Kim (8-10), who snapped a personal four-game losing streak by winning for the first time since Aug. 2, allowed eight hits and two runs before being relieved by Ray King with runners at second and third and two outs in the seventh. King retired J.D. Drew on a grounder to first to end the inning.

The Rockies scored another run off Dessens in the sixth on a two-out RBI single by Matsui, and made it 9-2 against Hong-Chih Kuo in the seventh on back-to-back doubles by Helton and Atkins. Kuo walked the first two batters in the eighth before striking out the next three.

Brad Hawpe's two-out, RBI single in the fourth gave Colorado a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers scored twice in the bottom half on run-scoring singles by James Loney and Toby Hall.

Hall drove in the Dodgers' third run, hitting an RBI single off King in the eighth.

Vinny Castilla hit a two-run homer and Sullivan added a solo shot off Joe Beimel in the ninth. Marlon Anderson, acquired by the Dodgers from Washington on Thursday, hit a two-run homer off Jose Mesa in the bottom of the inning to complete the scoring.

Sele, making his first start since Aug. 1, allowed nine hits and six runs in 4 1/3 innings.

"I was up across the board in the fifth inning and just couldn't get the ball down for a good quality pitch," he said. "That's a good offensive team over there and they kept putting the ball in play. We gave them a chance to get some momentum today and they took advantage of it."

Notes

Nomar Garciaparra, Jeff Kent and rookie Russell Martin, who rank second, third and fourth on the Dodgers in RBI, were given the day off. ... The Rockies' recent problems can be traced to ineffective pitching. They entered Sunday's game with a 6.62 ERA in their previous 16 games -- 12 of them losses. ... Despite the loss, the Dodgers have won 16 of their last 19 at Dodger Stadium and an NL-high 44 home games this season. They begin a 10-game road trip Monday in Milwaukee. ... Atkins extended his hitting streak to 11 games. He's 23-of-44 during the streak. ... The Dodgers have won 10 of their last 11 series after losing their first four following the All-Star break.

 
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Los Angeles

M. Anderson
AB 2
R 1
H 2
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H 3
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