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DENVER (AP) -- Chris Snyder and Chris Burke hit consecutive homers in a five-run fifth inning, leading Dan Haren and the Arizona Diamondbacks over the Colorado Rockies 6-2 Thursday.
Haren (13-6) pitched eight sharp innings, giving up one run while striking out nine. He also had two hits and scored a run to win for the sixth time in seven starts.
Matt Holliday hit his 23rd home run for Rockies, who went 3-7 on their homestand. Arizona won two of three in the series, dropping the defending NL champions nine games behind in the West.
Glendon Rusch (4-4) shut down the Diamondbacks for four innings before they broke loose in the fifth.
Rusch had retired 11 straight batters before Mark Reynolds led off the inning with a double, and Snyder put Arizona ahead 2-1 lead with his 11th homer. Burke followed with his first homer of the season to make it 3-1.
After Stephen Drew singled, Rusch loaded the bases with two walks. Matt Herges relieved and gave up a two-run single to Adam Dunn.
Chris Young doubled home a run in the Arizona sixth to make it 6-1.
The Rockies took a 1-0 lead in the second. Ian Stewart singled to right and went to second when Dunn misplayed the ball for an error.
Chris Iannetta, a late addition to the lineup when catcher Yorvit Torrealba was scratched, hit an RBI double.
Notes:@ Drew extended his hitting streak to 16 games with a single in the fifth. ... Colorado's Willy Taveras stole his 53rd base, tying Eric Young's single-season franchise record set in 1996.
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