DENVER (AP) — Kevin Millwood pitched seven strong innings for his first big league win in nearly a year and Seth Smith hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the seventh, leading the Colorado Rockies past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 to snap a string of 17 straight Sunday losses.
The Rockies hadn’t won on a Sunday since beating the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on April 17.
After falling behind on Carlos Gonzalez’s two-run homer in the first inning, Chad Billingsley (10-10) had kept the Rockies in check, holding them without a hit over the next five innings.
But with one out in the seventh, Jason Giambi drew a walk, and Smith, down 0-1 in the count, followed with drive that soared into the second deck in left center above the Rockies’ bullpen for his 14th homer of the season.
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