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Rockies pull it off in opener
Helton goes deep
Todd Helton blasted his third homer of the season, and Brad Hawpe's bases-loaded walk in the ninth inning scored Troy Tulowitzki for the winning run. Reliever Zach McClellan pitched a perfect eighth for the victory.
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Rockies 3, Cardinals 2
Todd Helton is congratulated on his solo home run in the second inning. (Scott Rovak/St. Louis Cardinals)
Series at a glance:
Reyes has quality start
Right-hander Anthony Reyes, who is still looking for his first win of the season, allowed only two runs on three hits, while fanning five, in six innings. Ryan Ludwick and Jim Edmonds each came through with an RBI.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: May 07, 2007
COL
Colorado (14-18)
Won 1
Colorado 3, St. Louis 2   STL
St. Louis (12-18)
Lost 1
May 7, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 4 0
St. Louis
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0   2 4 0
Standings thru 5/7/07  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Cardinals Stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Finley, CF4000001.175
Tulowitzki, SS4121000.259
Holliday, LF3000121.363
Helton, 1B4111012.389
Atkins, 3B3000110.263
  Fuentes, P0000000.000
Hawpe, RF3001110.265
Torrealba, C4000013.224
Quintanilla, 2B3110000.214
Francis, P2000011.100
  a-Baker, PH1000010.200
  McClellan, P0000000.000
  Carroll, 3B0000000.184
Totals31343388 

a-Struck out for Francis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Tulowitzki 2 (4, Reyes, Falkenborg).
HR: Helton (3, 2nd inning off Reyes, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Tulowitzki 4; Helton 4; Quintanilla.
RBI: Helton (23), Tulowitzki (14), Hawpe (17).
2-out RBI: Tulowitzki; Hawpe.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Holliday; Torrealba 2.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hawpe (Taguchi at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Quintanilla-Tulowitzki-Helton, Torrealba-Tulowitzki-Quintanilla, Hawpe-Helton).

 
St. LouisABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Miles, 2B3100110.222
Taguchi, LF3120010.293
Pujols, 1B2000202.259
Rolen, 3B3000013.208
Ludwick, RF4011002.125
Edmonds, CF4001014.184
Molina, C3010002.263
Eckstein, SS2000001.216
Reyes, P2000001.000
  Flores, P0000000.000
  a-Duncan, PH1000010.320
  Falkenborg, P0000000.000
  Johnson, P0000000.000
  Jimenez, P0000000.000
Totals272423515 

a-Struck out for Flores in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Taguchi 2; Ludwick; Molina.
RBI: Ludwick (2), Edmonds (6).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Molina 2; Edmonds.
GIDP: Reyes.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
SB: Taguchi (1, 3rd base off Fuentes/Torrealba).
CS: Pujols (2, 2nd base by Francis/Torrealba).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis 7.04223305.61
McClellan (W, 1-0)1.00000202.45
Fuentes (S, 8)1.00000002.81
 
St. LouisIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Reyes 6.03220515.03
Flores 2.00000202.31
Falkenborg (L, 0-1)0.111110027.00
Johnson 0.10002100.79
Jimenez 0.10000004.91

WP: Reyes.
IBB: Atkins (by Johnson).
HBP: Eckstein (by Francis), Taguchi (by Fuentes), Rolen (by Fuentes).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 106-62, McClellan 14-9, Fuentes 18-12, Reyes 95-63, Flores 26-15, Falkenborg 11-6, Johnson 16-6, Jimenez 2-1.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 9-8, McClellan 1-0, Fuentes 0-3, Reyes 6-7, Flores 0-4, Falkenborg 1-0, Johnson 0-0, Jimenez 1-0.
Batters faced: Francis 25, McClellan 3, Fuentes 5, Reyes 21, Flores 6, Falkenborg 3, Johnson 3, Jimenez 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Johnson 2-1, Jimenez 3-0.
EjectionsColorado Rockies Manager Clint Hurdle ejected by 2B umpire Bob Davidson. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Randy Marsh. 2B: Bob Davidson. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 84 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, R to L.
T: 2:47.
Att: 42,285.

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