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Jun 21, 2011 11:49 PM by Lee Douglas

Smith's second homer powers Rox to second straight win over Tribe

CLEVELAND (AP) - Seth Smith's second homer of the game snapped a ninth-inning tie as the Colorado Rockies held Cleveland hitless into the sixth, blew a lead, then beat the Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.

Smith connected off Cleveland closer Chris Perez (2-3), hitting a 2-2 pitch into the right-field seats for his eighth homer of the season and fourth career multihomer game.

Matt Belisle (5-2) worked one inning for the win. Huston Street pitched the ninth for his major league-leading 22nd save in 24 chances. With lightning flashing, thunder rattling and rain falling, the right-hander walked Asdrubal Cabrera before striking out pinch-hitter Austin Kearns to end it.

Jason Giambi had three hits for Colorado, which has won six of seven and moved over .500 for the first time since the Rockies were 24-23 on May 24.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

 

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