Final
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Rockies look to break even in series finale

Jul 1, 2007 - 2:39 PM Colorado (39-42) at Houston (34-47) 2:05 pm EDT

HOUSTON (Ticker) - The Colorado Rockies will try to build off their recent success on the last stop of a nine-game road trip in the series finale against the Houston Astros on Sunday.

Jeff Francis tossed seven scoreless innings and Garrett Atkins drove in two runs as the Rockies ended their eight-game skid with a 5-0 victory on Saturday night.

It was a much needed win for Colorado, which suffered two heartbreaking losses in the first two matchups as closer Brian Fuentes gave up walk-off homers to Carlos Lee and Mark Loretta.

Rodrigo Lopez (4-1, 4.09 ERA) looks to bounce back from his last outing. In his last start, the righthander was hammered for season highs eight runs and nine hits in 4 2/3 frames during an 8-5 loss at Wrigley Field.

Lopez was impressive in his lone career outings vs. Houston, yielding one run with seven strikeouts in eight innings on June 15, 2005 while with Baltimore.

Wandy Rodriguez (4-7, 4.57) takes the ball for Houston after getting tagged for six runs and seven hits in five innings of an 11-5 setback to Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Rodriguez is 2-1 with a 4.88 ERA in four career starts against the Rockies, who shutout the Astros for the first time since May 21.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    COLORADO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
    HOUSTON 0 0 2 4 2 2 0 2 x 12 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: COL - RODRIGO LOPEZ, TOM MARTIN (5TH), BRIAN FUENTES (8TH) AND
    YORVIT TORREALBA
    HOU - WANDY RODRIGUEZ, TREVER MILLER (8TH), BRIAN
    MOEHLER (9TH) AND BRAD AUSMUS, ER

    Jul 1 5:02 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE LAMB SCORED HUNTER PENCE AND ORLANDO
    PALMEIRO.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M LAMB ON FIRST, E BRUNTLETT ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 12 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L SCOTT (.240, 1-FOR-4, HR, 3 RBI)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 4:54 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY LANCE BERKMAN (14) TO CENTER WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF TOM MARTIN SCORED HUNTER PENCE.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0, HOUSTON 10
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C LEE (.294, 1-FOR-2, SF, RBI)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 4:11 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY LUKE SCOTT (10) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 5TH OFF TOM MARTIN SCORED MIKE LAMB.
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0, HOUSTON 8
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: B AUSMUS (.268, 1-FOR-1, BB)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 3:49 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY LANCE BERKMAN SCORED CHRIS BURKE AND HUNTER
    PENCE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, L BERKMAN ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 6 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: C LEE (.292, 0-FOR-1, SF, RBI)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 3:26 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CHRIS BURKE SCORED BRAD AUSMUS.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, C BURKE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 4 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: H PENCE (.332, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 3:17 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY LUKE SCOTT SCORED MIKE LAMB.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 3 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: B AUSMUS (.264, 0-FOR-0, BB)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 3:12 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY CARLOS LEE SCORED CHRIS BURKE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, L BERKMAN ON FIRST, H PENCE ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 2 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: M LORETTA (.330, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 2:58 PM


  • NL
    AT HOUSTON - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND RULE DOUBLE BY HUNTER PENCE SCORED WANDY RODRIGUEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, H PENCE ON SECOND, C BURKE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: COLORADO 0
    HOUSTON 1 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR HOUSTON: L BERKMAN (.262, 0-FOR-1)

    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 2:54 PM
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    Rockies vs. AstrosJul 1 2:25 PM