Brad Hawpe and Matt Holliday homered to help the Colorado Rockies beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Monday night.
The slumping Brewers have lost 10 of their last 14 games but still lead the NL Central by one game over the Chicago Cubs, who lost 2-1 to the Houston Astros.
Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 33rd homer and Ryan Braun also connected for Milwaukee.
The Rockies scored four runs off Claudio Vargas (9-4) in the first inning. Todd Helton singled in a run and Hawpe hit a three-run drive into the Colorado bullpen in right for his 19th of the season.
Vargas gave up six runs and 12 hits in seven innings. He struck out two and walked one in falling to 4-1 in his career against the Rockies.
Fielder homered in the second but Holliday responded with a two-run drive in the bottom half.
Braun hit a one-out drive in the fourth for his 21st of the season.
Josh Fogg (6-7) went seven innings for the Rockies, allowing six hits and two runs. He struck out two and walked one.
Corey Hart led off the sixth with a single for Milwaukee. He stole second and moved to third on J.J. Hardy's deep fly to center. But Braun bounced back to Fogg and Fielder flied out to center.
Fogg improved to 9-4 in his career against the Brewers.