Kip Wells threw 39 of his 74 pitches for strikes Tuesday. (Jeff Roberson/AP)
By Thomas Harding / MLB.com
Rookie second baseman Jayson Nix drew a walk with the bases loaded in the eighth to cap a two-run rally and lead the Rockies past the Cardinals in the opener. Starter Kip Wells limited St. Louis to just one run in 5 1/3 innings in his Rockies debut.
a-Grounded out for Lohse in the 5th. b-Singled for Springer in the 7th.
BATTING HR: Molina, Y (1, 5th inning off Wells, K, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Duncan; Pujols; Molina,
Y 4; Kennedy, A 2; Barton. RBI: Molina, Y (1). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Schumaker; Izturis,
C. SAC: Lohse. GIDP: Duncan; Ankiel. Team RISP: 0-for-4. Team LOB: 5.
Duncan (1, 2nd base by Wells, K/Torrealba).
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