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Francis shaky in opener
Cubs 10, Rockies 9
Jeff Francis allowed six runs, including three on a homer, in five innings of work. (Jerry Lai/AP)
 Tulowitzki's three-run blast
Jeff Francis allowed 10 hits -- five to Cubs' second baseman Mike Fontenot -- as he gave up six hits in five innings. The Rockies made it exciting in the ninth, capped with Troy Tulowitzki's go-ahead three-run homer, but the Cubs launched their own rally in the bottom of the inning.
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Series at a glance:
COL
Colorado (38-38)
Lost 4
Chi Cubs 10, Colorado 9   CHC
Chi Cubs (36-39)
Won 4
June 25, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6   9 13 1
Chi Cubs
4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2   10 18 1
Standings thru 6/25/07  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Cubs Stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4000014.306
  Martin, P0000000.000
  b-Baker, PH1000011.239
  Julio, P0000000.000
  c-Sullivan, PH-CF1000010.333
Matsui, 2B5220020.311
Holliday, LF4111110.354
Helton, 1B3111200.326
Atkins, 3B4221102.246
Hawpe, RF4221112.295
Tulowitzki, SS5123003.276
Torrealba, C3020100.241
Francis, P2000014.120
  a-Spilborghs, PH-CF3012002.290
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
Totals3991396818 

a-Singled for Francis in the 6th. b-Struck out for Martin in the 8th. c-Struck out for Julio in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tulowitzki (12, Eyre), Helton (18, Eyre).
HR: Tulowitzki (7, 9th inning off Howry, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Matsui 2; Holliday; Helton 2; Atkins 2; Hawpe 2; Tulowitzki 6; Torrealba 2; Spilborghs.
RBI: Holliday (60), Spilborghs 2 (15), Helton (39), Atkins (38), Hawpe (52), Tulowitzki 3 (35).
2-out RBI: Spilborghs 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Taveras 2; Francis; Hawpe; Baker.
GIDP: Atkins; Spilborghs.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matsui (15, 2nd base off Marquis/Bowen).

FIELDING
E: Matsui (1, fielding).
Pickoffs: Francis (Fontenot at 1st base).

 
Chi CubsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Soriano, LF6012013.307
Fontenot, 2B5252000.397
Lee, 1B5130002.350
Ramirez, 3B5110006.298
DeRosa, RF5133002.274
  1-Pie, PR0000000.227
Pagan, CF4113113.289
Bowen, C4000122.242
  2-Jones, PR0100000.234
Izturis, SS3010013.253
  Wuertz, P0000000.000
  Eyre, P1000001.000
  Howry, P0000000.000
  a-Hill, K, PH1110000.219
Marquis, P2000011.167
  Theriot, SS3220000.257
Totals441018102623 

a-Singled for Howry in the 9th.
1-Ran for DeRosa in the 9th. 2-Ran for Bowen in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Fontenot 2 (6, Francis, Julio), Theriot (11, Julio).
HR: Pagan (3, 1st inning off Francis, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Soriano; Fontenot 7; Lee 3; Ramirez; DeRosa 3; Pagan 4; Izturis; Hill, K; Theriot 3.
RBI: DeRosa 3 (36), Pagan 3 (11), Fontenot 2 (11), Soriano 2 (30).
2-out RBI: DeRosa; Pagan 3; Soriano 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pagan; Izturis 2; Eyre; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Theriot (13, 3rd base off Julio/Torrealba).
CS: Fontenot (1, 2nd base by Francis/Torrealba).
PO: Fontenot (1st base by Francis).

FIELDING
E: Izturis (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Ramirez-Fontenot-Lee, Theriot-Fontenot-Lee).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis 5.010662413.80
Martin 2.03110003.79
Julio 1.02110106.35
Fuentes (BS, 4)(L, 0-2)0.23200102.36
 
Chi CubsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Marquis 5.27332503.46
Wuertz (H, 5)1.00002003.31
Eyre (H, 2)1.13332206.92
Howry (BS, 4)(W, 4-4)1.03330114.30

Eyre pitched to 3 batters in the 9th.

Balk: Martin.
HBP: Torrealba (by Marquis).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 93-57, Martin 32-21, Julio 15-10, Fuentes 18-12, Marquis 97-67, Wuertz 23-12, Eyre 36-18, Howry 20-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 6-4, Martin 5-1, Julio 1-1, Fuentes 1-0, Marquis 8-4, Wuertz 2-1, Eyre 2-0, Howry 2-0.
Batters faced: Francis 26, Martin 9, Julio 5, Fuentes 6, Marquis 27, Wuertz 5, Eyre 8, Howry 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Wuertz 2-0, Eyre 2-0, Howry 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Dan Iassogna. 3B: Adam Dowdy.
Weather: 77 degrees, clear.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 3:34.
Att: 40,269.

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