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Suppan pitches Cardinals past Rockies 6-1

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St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jeff Suppan throws against the Colorado Rockies in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce
Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler (24) is tagged out by St. Louis Cardinals' Brendan Ryan, left, during a rundown in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler (24) is tagged out by St. Louis Cardinals' Brendan Ryan, left, during a rundown in the first inning in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce
Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler (24) is tagged out at home by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Pagnozzi during the fourth inning in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce Colorado Rockies' Dexter Fowler (24) is tagged out at home by St. Louis Cardinals' Matt Pagnozzi during the fourth inning in a baseball game Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce) By Bill Boyce

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jeff Suppan threw six scoreless innings and Matt Pagnozzi drove in two runs, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday.

St. Louis won its final five games, while Colorado lost eight in a row and 13 of its last 14. The Cardinals held the Rockies scoreless for a stretch of 30 1-3 innings on their way to sweeping the four-game series. Dexter Fowler broke the skid, the sixth-longest in the majors this season, with an eighth-inning home run.

Suppan (3-8) allowed five hits and improved to 7-2 against the Rockies. He struck out five and walked one, fanning three batters in his final inning.

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