Jimenez Sharp, Rockies Close Gap On Dodgers

Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 10 and the streaking Colorado Rockies forced the NL West race down to the final two games, beating the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 Friday night.

With both teams already assured playoff spots, the Rockies cut the Dodgers' division lead to one game. Colorado needs to sweep the three-game series to win the West.

The Rockies won their fifth in a row and Dodgers lost their fifth straight.

Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer and Yorvit Torrealba had a two-run double for the Rockies.

Dodgers star Manny Ramirez struck out all four times up, matching a career high. He fanned in the seventh inning with two runners on base.

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