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Giambi feasts on Phillies pitching, Rox split series…

Jason Giambi got the start tonight in place of an ailing Todd Helton(stiffness). Jim Tracy suggested a minor change in the stance of Giambi before the game after a brief film study. And with the adjustment Giambi made good on the night with his first 3 homerun game of his career. Giambi accounted for all 7 runs the Rockies scored tonight. Giambi went 3 for 5 with 3 homeruns and 7 RBIs, with all three homeruns coming in his first three at-bats.

While Giambi accounted for one-fifth of the Rockies hits, there were 3 other Rockies with multiple hits on the night. Jose Lopez went 4 for 5, Seth Smith went 3 for 4 and Jonathan Herrera, 2 for 5. Tulo, Gonzalez and Fowler each getting one hit a piece.

Jhoulys Chacin improved his record to 5-2 on the season with a 9 strikeout performance over 7 innings, allowing only 1 walk and 1 run.

The Rockies head to Milwaukee for a 3 games series before returning to Coors Field.

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