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Francis halts Astros, skid
Rockies 5, Astros 0
Jeff Francis threw 119 pitches, 68 of them for strikes on Saturday. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
 Atkins' RBI single
 Spilborghs' RBI single
 Hawpe's RBI double
 Holliday's RBI double
Jeff Francis allowed just three hits over seven shutout innings while Garrett Atkins plated two runs and Matt Holliday, Ryan Spilborghs and Brad Hawpe drove in a run each to help the Rockies beat the Astros and put an end to their eight-game losing streak.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (39-42)
Won 1
Colorado 5, Houston 0   HOU
Houston (34-47)
Lost 1
June 30, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 0   5 10 0
Houston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 6/30/07  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Astros Stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Spilborghs, CF5021011.311
Matsui, 2B5230011.303
Holliday, LF5121003.348
Helton, 1B3100202.312
Atkins, 3B3012012.250
Hawpe, RF4011012.300
Tulowitzki, SS2110202.281
Iannetta, C4000025.211
Francis, P2000011.111
  a-Baker, PH1000003.234
  Hawkins, P0000000.000
  Affeldt, P0000000.000
Totals3451054722 

a-Grounded into a forceout for Francis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Holliday (28, Jennings), Matsui (10, Albers), Hawpe (18, Albers).
TB: Spilborghs 2; Matsui 4; Holliday 3; Atkins; Hawpe 2; Tulowitzki.
RBI: Holliday (62), Atkins 2 (45), Spilborghs (19), Hawpe (55).
2-out RBI: Spilborghs.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Spilborghs; Matsui; Tulowitzki; Baker 2; Helton.
S: Francis.
SF: Atkins.
GIDP: Holliday.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Spilborghs (2, 2nd base off Jennings/Munson).

 
HoustonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Biggio, 2B4020010.251
Pence, CF4000013.330
Berkman, 1B3010113.263
Lee, LF3000101.293
Loretta, SS4010003.332
Ensberg, 3B3000111.209
Burke, RF4000002.221
Munson, C4000000.222
Jennings, P1000100.111
  a-Bruntlett, PH1000000.231
  Albers, P0000000.222
Totals310404413 

a-Grounded out for Jennings in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Loretta (15, Francis).
TB: Biggio 2; Berkman; Loretta 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Burke; Berkman.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Ensberg-Biggio-Berkman).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (W, 8-5)7.03004403.56
Hawkins 1.01000004.64
Affeldt 1.00000002.73
 
HoustonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jennings (L, 1-3)7.05332603.69
Albers 2.05222106.50

WP: Jennings.
IBB: Tulowitzki (by Albers).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 119-68, Hawkins 17-10, Affeldt 10-6, Jennings 107-61, Albers 39-21.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 6-11, Hawkins 1-2, Affeldt 1-2, Jennings 6-9, Albers 4-1.
Batters faced: Francis 28, Hawkins 4, Affeldt 3, Jennings 28, Albers 12.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Larry Poncino. 3B: Bruce Dreckman.
Weather: 74 degrees, roof closed.
Wind: 0 mph, None.
T: 2:39.
Att: 43,071.

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