Posted: May 3, 2010 11:58 PM
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Ubaldo Jimenez struck out a career-high 13, became the first six-game winner in the majors this season and hit an RBI single to lead the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the NL West-leading San Diego Padres on Monday night.
The hard-throwing Jimenez (6-0) held the Padres to one run and four hits in seven innings. He was making his third start since throwing the first no-hitter in franchise history, at Atlanta on April 17. He walked two.
He retired the last nine batters he faced, striking out five of the final six. His ERA rose from a major league-leading 0.79 to 0.87, dropping him into a tie with Livan Hernandez of the Washington Nationals.
His previous strikeout high was 11 at San Diego on May 10, 2008.
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