Jeff Francis pitched eight strong innings, allowing seven hits and two runs, to earn his 17th win. The Rockies got two RBIs from Todd Helton, and an inside-the-park home run from Garrett Atkins. The Rockies moved 1 1/2 games behind the Padres in the National League Wild Card race
Veteran righty Greg Maddux had his problems, allowing five runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings, and suffered his 11th loss. San Diego remained a half-game ahead of the Phils in the Wild Card chase. The Padres got three doubles and an RBI from Kevin Kouzmanoff and a Josh Bard homer.
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