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Rox roll continues in NLCS
Francis fabulous in Game 1
Jeff Francis was on the losing end of his last encounter with D-backs ace Brandon Webb, but he more than made up for it with a gem to open the NLCS. The Rockies gave him all the offense he needed in the third, when Willy Taveras singled and scored on Kazuo Matsui's bloop hit before Brad Hawpe capped the rally with a two-run single.
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Rockies 5, Diamondbacks 1
Rockies manager Clint Hurdle greets Brad Hawpe after the Game 1 victory. (Doug Pensinger/Getty)
Rockies win series, 4-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 COL 5 @ ARI 1 Thu Oct. 11    
Gm 2 COL 3 @ ARI 2 Fri Oct. 12    
Gm 3 ARI 1 @ COL 4 Sun Oct. 14    
Gm 4 ARI 4 @ COL 6 Mon Oct. 15    
Webb outdueled in desert
Diamondbacks ace Brandon Webb is the only pitcher to get the best of the Rockies over their last 19 games, although he could not conjure up a repeat performance in Game 1 of the NLCS. Arizona went ahead in the first inning on Eric Byrnes' one-out double, but never recovered after Colorado took the lead with a three-run third inning.
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 Montero's overslide ends Game 1
 Byrnes' RBI double
 Webb's slick pickoff
 D-backs radio call of interference
 Ojeda's diving stop
October 11, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0   5 8 0
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 1
Recap: COL | ARI  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Diamondbacks stats
Taveras, CF5110021.200
  Corpas, P0000000.000
Matsui, 2B5111020.200
Holliday, LF3110110.333
Helton, 1B4110004.250
Atkins, 3B3010100.333
Hawpe, RF3022110.667
Tulowitzki, SS4010015.250
Torrealba, C3100122.000
Francis, P2000000.000
  Herges, P0000000.000
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
  a-Sullivan, PH-CF1000010.000

a-Struck out for Fuentes in the 9th.

TB: Taveras; Matsui; Holliday; Helton; Atkins; Hawpe 2; Tulowitzki.
RBI: Matsui (1), Hawpe 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Hawpe 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Torrealba; Tulowitzki; Helton.
S: Francis.
GIDP: Tulowitzki.
Team LOB: 6.

SB: Matsui (1, 2nd base off Cruz/Snyder), Taveras (1, 2nd base off Webb/Snyder).
PO: Hawpe (1st base by Webb).

Outfield assists: Holliday (Montero at 2nd base).
DP: 3 (Atkins-Matsui-Helton 2, Tulowitzki-Matsui-Helton).

Young, CF2000200.000
Drew, SS4110015.250
Byrnes, LF4021010.500
Jackson, 1B4010002.250
Reynolds, 3B3000002.000
Snyder, C4010022.250
Upton, RF2000010.000
  b-Salazar, PH1000000.000
Ojeda, 2B4010002.250
Webb, P2010011.500
  Cruz, P0000000.000
  Slaten, P0000000.000
  a-Cirillo, PH10100001.000
  Nippert, P0000000.000
  Pena, T, P0000000.000
  c-Montero, PH10100001.000

a-Singled for Slaten in the 7th. b-Flied out for Upton in the 9th. c-Singled for Pena, T in the 9th.

2B: Byrnes (1, Francis), Snyder (1, Francis).
TB: Drew; Byrnes 3; Jackson; Snyder 2; Ojeda; Webb; Cirillo; Montero.
RBI: Byrnes (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reynolds; Drew 3.
GIDP: Snyder; Jackson.
Team LOB: 8.

E: Jackson (1, fielding).
PB: Snyder (1).
DP: (Drew-Ojeda-Jackson).
Pickoffs: Webb (Hawpe at 1st base).

Francis (W, 1-0)6.27111401.35
Herges 0.00001000.00
Affeldt (H, 1)0.10000000.00
Fuentes 1.01000200.00
Corpas 1.01000000.00
Webb (L, 0-1)6.07442406.00
Cruz 0.20102100.00
Slaten 0.10000000.00
Nippert 1.01000200.00
Pena, T 1.00000300.00

Herges pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Webb, Cruz.
HBP: Reynolds (by Francis), Upton (by Francis).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 89-54, Herges 7-3, Affeldt 1-1, Fuentes 17-12, Corpas 7-5, Webb 98-61, Cruz 24-10, Slaten 2-1, Nippert 14-10, Pena, T 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 11-5, Herges 0-0, Affeldt 0-1, Fuentes 0-1, Corpas 1-1, Webb 10-3, Cruz 1-0, Slaten 0-1, Nippert 0-1, Pena, T 0-0.
Batters faced: Francis 27, Herges 1, Affeldt 1, Fuentes 4, Corpas 3, Webb 25, Cruz 5, Slaten 1, Nippert 4, Pena, T 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Herges 2-0, Affeldt 3-0, Slaten 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Larry Vanover. 3B: Tom Hallion. LF: Angel Hernandez. RF: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 93 degrees, clear.
Wind: 10 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:12 (:03 delay).
Att: 48,142.

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