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Rockies 8, Brewers 3: Tyler Chatwood recorded a career-high 11 strikeouts and delivered a two-run double as host Colorado batted around twice in a pair of four-run innings to break out of its offensive slump.
Todd Helton and rookie Nolan Arenado added two hits and an RBI apiece for the Rockies, who scored eight runs in four games - three losses - against Miami this week. Chatwood (7-3) was 2-for-2 with a sacrifice to raise his average to .345 while yielding two runs and six hits in seven innings to keep his ERA at 2.48.
Wily Peralta (7-10), who was 2-0 with an 0.31 ERA in his previous four starts - all Milwaukee victories, yielded eight runs (five earned) and seven hits in 3 2/3 innings. Carlos Gomez hit a solo home run while Norichika Aoki drove in a run and scored another as the Brewers lost for the fourth time in five games.
With the bases loaded and one out in the second inning, Arenado gave Colorado a 1-0 lead with an infield single before Chatwood bounced a double down the right-field line. After Dexter Fowler was hit by a pitch, a fielder's choice grounder by DJ LeMahieu drove in another run.
LeMahieu's second fielder's choice RBI started the scoring in the fourth inning and Troy Tulowitzki followed with a single to center to make it 6-0. Michael Cuddyer drove in a run with a two-out infield hit and Helton capped the frame with an RBI single to put the Rockies in front 8-0.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Rockies LF Carlos Gonzalez, who is tied for the National League lead with 26 home runs, did not play (sprained right middle finger). Gonzalez left in the fourth inning of Thursday's 5-3 loss to Miami after aggravating the injury during his first at-bat. ... Brewers All-Star SS Jean Segura snapped an 0-for-18 skid with a single in the sixth inning. ... Milwaukee RHP Rob Wooten made his major-league debut in relief of Peralta and yielded two hits while striking out one in 2 1/3 innings.