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MLB: Colorado 9, Milwaukee 6

Aug. 13, 2012 at 11:57 PM   |   Comments

DENVER, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- DJ LeMahieu went 4-for-4 and knocked in two runs Monday, sparking a 15-hit assault that carried the Colorado Rockies to a 9-6 win over Milwaukee.

Carlos Gonzalez also drove in a pair, while Eric Young, Tyler Colvin and Chris Nelson each contributed an RBI as the Rockies took the opener of a three-game series.

Jeff Francis (4-4) earned the victory by limiting the Brewers to three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. The Canadian left-hander walked two and struck out two.

Milwaukee starter Mike Fiers (6-5) lasted only two full frames, surrendering eight runs on nine hits.

Rickie Weeks smacked a three-run homer and Carlos Gomez went 3-for-4 with a two-run shot for the Brewers.

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