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10/16/07 1:30 AM ET

Remarkable run for Rockies

Breaking down Colorado's surge to World Series

The Rockies reached the World Series on the strength of their unprecedented 21-1 run to finish the regular season and into the first two rounds of the postseason. Below is a look at each game of the incredible run of success for the National League champions.

Sept. 16
Rockies 13, Marlins 0: Wrap | Highlights

Todd Helton hit his 300th career homer -- receiving the first curtain call of his career -- and the Rockies went deep four times to beat the Marlins, breaking a three-game losing streak.

Sept. 18
Rockies 3, Dodgers 1: Wrap | Highlights

Jeff Francis had a career-high 10 strikeouts and the Rockies beat the Dodgers in the first game of a doubleheader at Coors Field.

Sept. 18
Rockies 9, Dodgers 8: Wrap | Highlights

Todd Helton hit a two-run, two-out, two-strike, game-winning homer off Dodgers closer Takashi Saito and received his second curtain call in three days.

Sept. 19
Rockies 6, Dodgers 5: Wrap | Highlights

Matt Holliday hit two homers and the Rockies received a game-winning homer in their last at-bat, this time in the eighth inning from Brad Hawpe, who received his first curtain call.

Sept. 20
Rockies 9, Dodgers 4: Wrap | Highlights

Matt Holliday hit his 11th homer in 12 games, and the Rockies had a six-run second inning that propelled them to a four-game sweep of the Dodgers.

Sept. 21
Rockies 2, Padres 1: Wrap | Highlights

Brad Hawpe broke a tie in the 14th inning with a solo home run to give the Rockies a victory in San Diego, which broke a seven-game winning streak for the Padres.

Sept. 22
Rockies 6, Padres 2: Wrap | Highlights

Brad Hawpe continued his hot streak, going 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Rockies' victory over the Padres.

Sept. 23
Rockies 7, Padres 3: Wrap | Highlights

Garrett Atkins hit the first inside-the-park home run of his career and Jeff Francis lasted eight innings, giving up two runs to complete the three-game sweep of the Padres.

Sept. 25
Rockies 9, Dodgers 7: Wrap | Highlights

After an off-day, the Rockies took their eight-game winning streak to Los Angeles and kept it alive with a victory which included a double and two-run homer from Troy Tulowitzki.

Sept. 26
Rockies 2, Dodgers 0: Wrap | Highlights

The Rockies scored two two-out runs in the third inning and that proved to be enough thanks to 6 2/3 scoreless innings from Josh Fogg.

Stats of the Rockies' Streak
Batting average.294
On-base %.367
Slugging %.487
Home runs30
Runs per game6.2
Unearned runs2
Opponents' batting average.232
Fielding %.992
Total chances879
Come-from-behind wins7
Last at-bat wins6

Sept. 27
Rockies 10, Dodgers 4: Wrap | Highlights

The Rockies completed their second sweep of the Dodgers during the 11-game winning streak. Garrett Atkins, Brad Hawpe and Todd Helton each homered and drove in eight of the Rockies' 10 runs.

Sept. 28
D-backs 4, Rockies 2: Wrap | Highlights

Brandon Webb and the Diamondbacks broke the Rockies' 11-game winning streak, which put the Rockies two games behind the Padres in the National League Wild Card race with two games to go.

Sept. 29
Rockies 11, D-backs 1: Wrap | Highlights

The Brewers' 4-3 victory in 11 innings against the Padres earlier in the day kept the Rockies' playoff hopes alive. The Rockies then did their part by trouncing the Diamondbacks.

Sept. 30
Rockies 4, D-backs 3: Wrap | Highlights

The Rockies forced a one-game playoff game against the Padres for the Wild Card. Ubaldo Jimenez took a no-hitter into the sixth and Brad Hawpe drove in three runs and had two doubles to lead the Rockies.

Oct. 1
Rockies 9, Padres 8: Wrap | Highlights

Matt Holliday ended a 14-inning, four-hour-and-40-minute game with his slide into home plate on a Jamey Carroll sacrifice fly to give the Rockies a come-from-behind victory and a trip to the playoffs.

Oct. 3
Rockies 4, Phillies 2: Wrap | Highlights

After just one day off, the Rockies headed to Philadelphia and continued their run with a NL Division Series victory behind six strong innings from Jeff Francis, who gave up two runs and struck out eight.

Oct. 4
Rockies 10, Phillies 5: Wrap | Highlights

Kazuo Matsui fell a single short of the cycle, joining Willie Mays as the only players with a double, triple and home run in a postseason game, and the homer was a grand slam to break open the game.

Oct. 6
Rockies 2, Phillies 1: Wrap | Highlights

Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker's RBI single in the eighth inning gave the Rockies a series sweep and their first trip to the National League Championship Series in franchise history.

Oct. 11
Rockies 5, D-backs 1: Wrap | Highlights

A four-day layoff couldn't slow the Rockies, who took Game 1 of the NL Championship Series in Arizona behind 6 2/3 one-run innings from Jeff Francis. The Rockies won despite having no extra-base hits.

Oct. 12
Rockies 3, D-backs 2: Wrap | Highlights

Diamondbacks closer Jose Valverde walked Willy Taveras to force in the go-ahead run in the 11th inning to give the Rockies a 2-0 series lead after two games at Chase Field.

Oct. 14
Rockies 4, D-backs 1: Wrap | Highlights

After Diamondbacks outfielder Eric Byrnes said luck played a part in the Rockies' first two wins, Matt Holliday and Yorvit Torrealba each hit homers over Byrnes' head as they took a 3-0 series lead.

Oct. 15
Rockies 6, D-backs 4: Wrap | Highlights

The Rockies swept the Diamondbacks behind a six-run fourth inning. Seth Smith blooped a pinch-hit, two-run double and Matt Holliday capped the two-out rally with a three-run homer.

C.J. Moore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.