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Homers come in bunches for Rockies

Homers come in bunches for Rockies

DENVER -- The Rockies are experiencing a power surge, having homered in 10 consecutive games, a season high.

The lineup has produced 17 homers in those 10 games, including two or more in four of the past five games.

"Hits are contagious," said second baseman Clint Barmes, who homered Friday night. "With good swings, going up there consistently and getting good at-bats from different guys in a lineup, good things are going to happen."

During the 10-game stretch, eight players have homered.

It's something opposing teams have noticed, as well. Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez, who had homered in two straight games coming off the disabled list, was intentionally walked in the bottom of the ninth on Friday night as the winning run.

"I thought I was going to hit, but that's one of those moves that a veteran manager like Joe Torre will make," Gonzalez said. "That was his mentality right there, that it was a good move for him."

Right fielder Brad Hawpe is the only Colorado player to homer off the Dodgers' Saturday starter, Hiroki Kuroda.

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