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TODAY'S WRAPS: September 23, 2007
Rox close on Wild Card
Francis pitches gem
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
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 Atkins' inside-the-parker
Rockies 7, Padres 3
Yorvit Torrealba singles in a run in the Rockies' four-run fourth inning. (Lenny Ignelzi/AP)
Series at a glance:
Maddux struggles early
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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 Bradley's solo shot
Colorado (84-72)
Won 8
Colorado 7, San Diego 3   SD
San Diego (85-70)
Lost 3
September 23, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
0 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 1   7 12 0
San Diego
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1   3 8 0
Standings thru 9/23/07  |  Recap: COL|SD  |  Gameday  |  Rockies Stats  |  Padres Stats
Matsui, 2B3100201.289
Tulowitzki, SS4011011.292
Helton, 1B5022011.317
Atkins, 3B5111015.293
  Carroll, 3B0000000.220
Hawpe, RF3221200.288
Spilborghs, LF5131001.300
Torrealba, C5111014.257
Sullivan, CF3110112.308
Francis, P3010014.177
  Hawkins, P0000000.000

2B: Helton (40, Maddux).
3B: Spilborghs (1, Maddux).
HR: Atkins (24, 7th inning off Ledezma, 0 on, 0 out), Hawpe (28, 9th inning off Hampson, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Tulowitzki; Helton 3; Atkins 4; Hawpe 5; Spilborghs 5; Torrealba; Sullivan; Francis.
RBI: Helton 2 (85), Spilborghs (50), Torrealba (45), Tulowitzki (91), Atkins (105), Hawpe (106).
2-out RBI: Helton 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Atkins 4; Francis 2.
S: Francis.
SF: Tulowitzki.
GIDP: Torrealba.
Team LOB: 9.

SB: Torrealba (2, 2nd base off Maddux/Bard), Matsui (32, 2nd base off Maddux/Bard).

DP: (Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton).

Giles, B, RF4000000.270
Bradley, LF4121010.306
  1-Sledge, PR-LF0100000.204
Kouzmanoff, 3B4031000.275
Gonzalez, 1B4000033.274
Greene, SS4000011.251
Cameron, M, CF2000010.242
  Clark, CF1000000.234
  c-Myrow, PH1000010.167
Bard, C4131010.280
Giles, M, 2B2000101.230
  d-Blum, PH1000000.247
Maddux, P1000002.133
  Cameron, K, P0000000.000
  a-Stansberry, PH1000010.286
  Ledezma, P0000000.000
  b-Ensberg, PH1000000.232
  Hampson, P0000000.000

a-Struck out for Cameron, K in the 5th. b-Lined out for Ledezma in the 8th. c-Struck out for Clark in the 9th. d-Grounded out for Giles, M in the 9th.
1-Ran for Bradley in the 8th.

2B: Kouzmanoff 3 (29, Francis, Francis, Francis).
HR: Bradley (13, 3rd inning off Francis, 0 on, 1 out), Bard (5, 9th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bradley 5; Kouzmanoff 6; Bard 6.
RBI: Bradley (37), Kouzmanoff (69), Bard (46).
2-out RBI: Kouzmanoff; Bard.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez 2; Maddux; Greene.
GIDP: Giles, M.
Team LOB: 5.

DP: (Kouzmanoff-Giles, M-Gonzalez).

Francis (W, 17-8)8.07221814.17
Hawkins 1.01110113.38
Maddux (L, 13-11)3.28552104.10
Cameron, K 1.11001102.37
Ledezma 3.01112315.55
Hampson 1.02110112.79

IBB: Sullivan (by Ledezma).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 112-75, Hawkins 13-9, Maddux 81-49, Cameron, K 20-13, Ledezma 46-26, Hampson 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 13-3, Hawkins 2-0, Maddux 7-3, Cameron, K 1-2, Ledezma 3-3, Hampson 2-0.
Batters faced: Francis 31, Hawkins 4, Maddux 21, Cameron, K 6, Ledezma 12, Hampson 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Cameron, K 2-0.
EjectionsSan Diego Padres Manager Bud Black ejected by 3B umpire Hunter Wendelstedt. (8th); San Diego Padres center fielder Milton Bradley ejected by 1B umpire Mike Winters. (8th).
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Mike Winters. 2B: Bruce Froemming. 3B: Hunter Wendelstedt.
Weather: 70 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, L to R.
T: 2:50.
Att: 37,984.

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