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Jul 31, 2010 12:30 AM by Jordan Mason

Rockies' 12-run eighth sparks 17-2 rout of Cubs

DENVER (AP) - Carlos Gonzalez, Ian Stewart and Dexter Fowler homered and the Colorado Rockies used a record-setting 12-run eighth inning to rout the Chicago Cubs 17-2 on Friday night.

Gonzalez had four hits, two in the eighth when the Rockies set a major league record with 11 straight hits in the inning. The Rockies had 13 hits in the inning, a franchise record.

Fowler and Stewart both hit two-run homers in the eighth as the Rockies piled up a club-high 12 extra base hits in the game.

The Rockies batted around twice in the inning against relievers Sean Marshall, Andrew Cashman and Brian Schlitter. Troy Tulowitzki had two doubles and three RBIs, Melvin Mora had two hits and Brad Hawpe and Chris Iannetta reached base twice in the inning.

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

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