MLB: Colorado 7, Pittsburgh 3

June 20, 2009 at 12:45 AM

DENVER, June 20 (UPI) -- Brad Hawpe's two-run homer keyed a three-run fifth inning Friday and Colorado stayed hot by disposing of Pittsburgh 7-3.

Colorado has lost just once in its last 15 games and has a 16-5 record since Jim Tracy replaced Clint Hurdle as manager May 29. The Rockies moved above the .500 mark for the first time since April 11.

Jason Marquis (9-4) went 8 2/3 innings while giving up three runs on eight hits. Pittsburgh scored twice in the ninth, prompting Tracy to bring in Alan Embree to retire the final batter in a non-save situation.

Hawpe's homer gave Colorado a 6-0 lead. He also had an RBI double in the third and the Rockies got a solo homer from Troy Tulowitzki.

The loss went to Ross Ohlendorf (6-6), who surrendered six runs on nine hits in five innings.

The Pirates have dropped three of four.

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