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Colorado (39-36)0101001003102
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Angels 10, Rockies 3

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- This was the kind of big hit the Los Angeles Angels hoped to see all season from Brandon Wood.

Wood hit his first career grand slam and Mike Napoli added a three-run homer Sunday as the Angels routed the Colorado Rockies 10-3.

A top prospect for years in the minors, Wood entered the game with only two home runs and a .173 batting average.

"I haven't put a swing like that on a ball the entire year, even in spring training," Wood said.

"I've been working on trying to get that swing back to where I'm driving the ball. Today was the first day where it was my swing. I wasn't thinking about working on this or that. I was just being me. It felt good."

Wood's slam capped a five-run eighth that broke open the game. Reliever Manny Corpas gave up an RBI double to Juan Rivera with one out and intentionally walked Napoli to load the bases.

With two outs, Wood connected for his third home run this season.

"I was pumped up, man. I was standing at third base. I was jumping up and down and my fist was in the air," teammate Torii Hunter said. "The last couple of games, it seems like his swing is totally different. It looks good. He looks confident. We kind of figured something great was going to happen because he was swinging pretty well. His swing looked totally different than it did in the first two months."

Ervin Santana (8-5) struck out seven in 6 2/3 innings for his second straight victory. Three relievers shut out the Rockies on two hits the rest of the way.

Jhoulys Chacin (4-7) struck out a career-high 12 in six innings. He gave up five runs, only two of them earned, on five hits.

"He pitched much better than his numbers would indicate. Early in the game, he had all of his pitches for strikes. I think if we put that fourth inning down, as well as he was throwing, there was the possibility for him to go deep in the game," Colorado manager Jim Tracy said.

Colorado led 2-0 when the Angels turned three hits and an error into four runs in the fourth, highlighted by Napoli's team-high 13th home run.

Bobby Abreu tripled and scored on Hideki Matsui's two-out single. After Rivera reached base when third baseman Ian Stewart bobbled a grounder, Napoli homered into the Angels' left-field bullpen.

Chacin retired 10 of the first 11 batters he faced, including nine in a row, before the rally.

The Rockies closed to 5-3 in the seventh on Clint Barmes' RBI single and brought the potential go-ahead run to the plate, but reliever Scot Shields retired Todd Helton on a fly ball.

Colorado took a 2-0 lead on Stewart's solo home run in the second and Jason Giambi's RBI double in the fourth. Carlos Gonzalez had three hits for the Rockies.

Notes

Kevin Frandsen was not in the Angels lineup after jamming his thumb Saturday night. He is batting .352 with a seven-game hitting streak. ... The Rockies' Jonathan Herrera extended his hitting streak to nine games. ... Erick Aybar ended an 0-for-13 slump with a fifth-inning single for the Angels.

 
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Players of the Game
Anaheim

M. Napoli
AB 2
R 2
H 1
HR 1
RBI 3
Colorado

J. Chacin
IP 6.0
H 5
ER 2
BB 3
K 12
 

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Colorado Rockies
Jonathan Herrera, 2B4010000 .305
Todd Helton, 1B4000002 .250
Carlos Gonzalez, CF4130000 .305
Jason Giambi, DH3011111 .215
Seth Smith, LF4010032 .265
Chris Iannetta, C4110021 .191
Ian Stewart, 3B3111001 .253
    Melvin Mora, 3B1000000 .252
Ryan Spilborghs, RF4000011 .259
Clint Barmes, SS4021010 .237
Totals35310318  
Batting
2B - Jason Giambi (5, Santana), Chris Iannetta (3, Santana)
HR - Ian Stewart (9, Santana)
RBI - Jason Giambi (15), Ian Stewart (34), Clint Barmes (34)
2-OUT RBI - Ian Stewart (17), Clint Barmes (15)
CS - Clint Barmes (1, 2nd base by Santana/Mathis)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Barmes-Herrera-Helton
E - Chris Iannetta (3, Dropped fly), Ian Stewart (7, Throwing)
Colorado Rockies
Jhoulys Chacin (L,4-7) 65523121 3.51
Franklin Morales 1.1122100 5.59
Manuel Corpas 0.2333111 4.50
IBB - Napoli by Manuel Corpas
Pitches-Strikes - Jhoulys Chacin 110-67, Franklin Morales 18-12, Manuel Corpas 19-10
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jhoulys Chacin 3-3, Franklin Morales 2-2
Batters Faced - Jhoulys Chacin 26, Franklin Morales 6, Manuel Corpas 6
Los Angeles Angels
Erick Aybar, SS5020010 .270
Howard Kendrick, 2B5010011 .273
Bobby Abreu, RF3210121 .268
    Reggie Willits, RF0000000 .255
Torii Hunter, CF4110022 .285
Hideki Matsui, DH3111112 .262
Juan Rivera, LF4211021 .243
Mike Napoli, 1B2213200 .251
Jeff Mathis, C4000045 .241
Brandon Wood, 3B3214100 .176
Totals331099513  
Batting
2B - Juan Rivera (13, Corpas)
3B - Bobby Abreu (1, Chacin)
HR - Mike Napoli (13, Chacin), Brandon Wood (3, Corpas)
RBI - Hideki Matsui (46), Juan Rivera (34), Mike Napoli 3 (31), Brandon Wood 4 (12)
2-OUT RBI - Hideki Matsui (20), Mike Napoli 3 (12), Brandon Wood 4 (5)
Team LOB - 4
Los Angeles Angels
Ervin Santana (W,8-5) 6.2833171 3.92
Scot Shields (H,1) 0.1100000 5.13
Kevin Jepsen (H,17) 1100010 4.44
Francisco Rodriguez 1000000 4.40
Pitches-Strikes - Ervin Santana 119-82, Scot Shields 8-5, Kevin Jepsen 12-11, Francisco Rodriguez 8-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ervin Santana 3-8, Kevin Jepsen 1-1, Francisco Rodriguez 1-2
Batters Faced - Ervin Santana 27, Scot Shields 2, Kevin Jepsen 4, Francisco Rodriguez 3
Game Information
Attendance - 37314
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 75
Umpires - Home - Brian Runge, First Base - Hunter Wendelstedt, Second Base - Mike Winters, Third Base - Jerry Layne