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Apr 18, 2010 10:57 PM

Jimenez savors Rockies' first no-hitter

ATLANTA (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez has learned it's not easy to sleep the night after throwing a no-hitter.

No other pitcher in the Colorado Rockies' 18-year history has accomplished the feat, so there was no one to prepare Jimenez for what would come after allowing no hits in Saturday night's 4-0 win over the Atlanta Braves.

He says he slept only about two hours and in his groggy state wondered if the no-hitter really happened or "was like a wonderful dream I was having."

Finally, about 6:30 Sunday morning, Jimenez took to the streets of Atlanta and ran six miles, a mile or two longer than his normal ritual the day after his games.

The run cleared his mind. Jimenez is still savoring his no-hitter but also says he's ready to look ahead.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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