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02/27/08 6:10 PM ET

Tulowitzki, Holliday lead Rockies

Starter Francis turns in two solid innings in spring opener

at Tucson, Ariz.
Wednesday, Feb. 27

Rockies at the plate: Matt Holliday looks in midseason form. The defending National League batting champion singled off of John Danks and doubled high off of the center-field wall against Bobby Jenks in the third.

White Sox at the plate: Brian Anderson, playing left field, doubled off the left-field wall in the second and walked in the fourth to start his bid to work his way back into roster contention. Josh Fields delivered a run-scoring single in the second.

Rockies on the mound: Jeff Francis yielded one run on three hits over two innings. Colorado's Opening Day starter struck out one and didn't issue a walk, but he did hit Jim Thome with a pitch in the first.

White Sox on the mound: John Danks gave up a home run to Troy Tulowitzki in the opening frame, but otherwise looked sharp over two innings. The southpaw picked up three strikeouts, with two of them being called.

Cactus League records: Rockies 1-0; White Sox 0-1.

Up next: The two teams meet again on Thursday afternoon at Hi Corbett Field, with Jose Contreras and Aaron Cook getting the starts. The White Sox play six games against the Rockies this spring.

Scott Merkin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.