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Colorado takes opener
Rockies 4, Phillies 2
Jeff Francis struck out eight Phillies batters in the first six innings. (Rusty Kennedy/AP)
 Rockies win NLDS Game 1
 Holliday's homer
 Tulowitzki's RBI walk
 Torrealba's RBI single
 Atkins' RBI double
 Torrealba: Francis was 'amazing'
Jeff Francis shined in his playoff debut, giving up just two solo homers as the Rockies took Game 1 in Philadelphia. The left-hander fanned eight batters in six innings, while veteran Todd Helton got Colorado started with a triple in his first postseason at-bat. MVP candidate Matt Holliday contributed a homer.
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Rockies win series, 3-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 COL 4 @ PHI 2 Wed Oct. 3    
Gm 2 COL 10 @ PHI 5 Thu Oct. 4    
Gm 3 PHI 1 @ COL 2 Sat Oct. 6    
COL
Colorado
PHI
Philadelphia
October 3, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   4 6 0
Philadelphia
0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Recap: COL | PHI  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Phillies stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matsui, 2B4000123.000
Tulowitzki, SS3001120.000
Holliday, LF4111013.250
Helton, 1B4110010.250
Atkins, 3B4111010.250
Hawpe, RF4000031.000
Spilborghs, CF2100220.000
  Corpas, P0000000.000
Torrealba, C4021001.500
Francis, P2000001.000
  Hawkins, P0000000.000
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  a-Sullivan, PH-CF10100001.000
Totals324644129 

a-Singled for Fuentes in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Atkins (1, Hamels).
3B: Helton (1, Hamels).
HR: Holliday (1, 8th inning off Gordon, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Holliday 4; Helton 3; Atkins 2; Torrealba 2; Sullivan.
RBI: Atkins (1), Torrealba (1), Tulowitzki (1), Holliday (1).
2-out RBI: Tulowitzki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday 2; Matsui 2.
S: Francis.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Atkins-Matsui-Helton, Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton).

 
PhiladelphiaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Rollins, SS3000112.000
Victorino, RF4000013.000
Utley, 2B4000041.000
Howard, 1B4000030.000
Rowand, CF4111000.250
Burrell, LF3111100.333
Helms, 3B2000001.000
  a-Dobbs, PH0000100.000
  1-Bourn, PR0000000.000
  Nunez, 3B0000000.000
Ruiz, C3010011.333
Hamels, P2010001.500
  Gordon, P0000000.000
  Romero, P0000000.000
  b-Iguchi, PH0000100.000
  Myers, P0000000.000
Totals292424109 

a-Walked for Helms in the 7th. b-Walked for Romero in the 8th.
1-Ran for Dobbs in the 7th.

BATTING
HR: Rowand (1, 5th inning off Francis, 0 on, 0 out), Burrell (1, 5th inning off Francis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Rowand 4; Burrell 4; Ruiz; Hamels.
RBI: Rowand (1), Burrell (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Victorino.
GIDP: Rollins; Ruiz.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ruiz (1, 2nd base off Francis/Torrealba).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (W, 1-0)6.04222823.00
Hawkins (H, 1)1.00001000.00
Fuentes (H, 1)1.00001100.00
Corpas (S, 1)1.00000100.00
 
PhiladelphiaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hamels (L, 0-1)6.23334704.05
Gordon 0.211102113.50
Romero 0.20000000.00
Myers 1.02000300.00

Pitches-strikes: Francis 94-62, Hawkins 16-10, Fuentes 18-10, Corpas 13-10, Hamels 115-72, Gordon 9-7, Romero 5-3, Myers 21-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 5-5, Hawkins 2-1, Fuentes 1-1, Corpas 1-1, Hamels 7-6, Gordon 0-0, Romero 1-1, Myers 0-0.
Batters faced: Francis 23, Hawkins 3, Fuentes 4, Corpas 3, Hamels 27, Gordon 3, Romero 2, Myers 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Gordon 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jim Reynolds. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Jeff Kellogg. LF: Derryl Cousins. RF: Ed Hickox.
Weather: 81 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:52.
Att: 45,655.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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