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Cook Gets Win In Rockies' 7-5 Victory Over Padres

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DENVER (AP) - Aaron Cook pitched seven strong innings for his first win of the season and Todd Helton and Chris Iannetta each drove in three runs in the Colorado Rockies' 7-5 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

Adrian Gonzalez homered twice for San Diego, which fell behind 7-0 and lost for the fourth time in five games.

Gonzalez's seventh career multihomer game pushed his April total to nine, a Padres record for the month.

Cook (1-1) allowed three runs and five hits and struck out three in beating the Padres for the 12th time in 16 decisions. He also earned his 53rd career victory with the Rockies, tying Pedro Astacio for second on the team's list.

The win was his first since Aug. 29, 2008, at San Diego, ending an eight-start string in which he had gone 0-2 with six no-decisions.

Huston Street earned his second save.

Kevin Correia (0-2) went five innings and allowed three runs and six hits, including home runs by Helton and Iannetta.

Helton added a two-run single and Iannetta had an RBI single as part of a four-run sixth inning that gave the Rockies a 7-0 lead.

But Colorado had to withstand a late San Diego rally to win a series for the first time since taking the season-opening series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Gonzalez had a leadoff homer in the seventh off Cook and Henry Blanco added a two-run shot to make it 7-3.

In the eighth, pinch-hitter David Eckstein singled ahead of Gonzalez's second homer of the game off reliever Matt Belisle to make it 7-5.

Helton put the Rockies up 3-0 in the third inning when he hit his second homer of the season, a solo shot off Correia.

With two outs in the second and Ian Stewart at third, Iannetta worked the count full before connecting with Correia's letter-high pitch, driving it beyond the left-field bleachers for his third of the year.

Notes:@ The Padres are midway through a stretch of 17 games in 17 days, with their next day off not coming until May 11. ... Gonzalez's leadoff homer in the seventh extended his hitting streak to 11 games. ... Left-hander Arturo Lopez made his major league debut when he came on in relief of Cla Meredith with two outs in the sixth. He failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. walking two and hitting a batter ... Prior to the game, the Rockies placed infielder Jeff Baker (left wrist sprain) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Matt Murton from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Murton made his Rockies debut, striking out in the seventh as a pinch-hitter for Cook. ... Iannetta was 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position before homering. ... Jason Jennings has the most wins in Rockies' history with 58.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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