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Philadelphia (43-43)310020000006140
Colorado (43-43) «010002111017180

Rockies 7, Phillies 6 (11 innings)

CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
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DENVER -- Yorvit Torrealba got the game-winning hit in the 11th, Manny Corpas got the win and first baseman Todd Helton the save.

"We didn't have one out of the bullpen, so we can give the save to Helton," Colorado manager Clint Hurdle declared following the Colorado Rockies' dramatic 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

Helton harkened back to his days as the University of Tennessee's option quarterback when he robbed Shane Victorino of a single in the top of the 11th by diving to his right and then flipping the ball to Corpas covering first.

A few seconds later, he made an even bigger backhanded stab of Chase Utley's sharp one-hopper down the line that would have gone for extra bases.

"There's no doubt those plays he made in that inning, those were just spectacular. As good as you'll ever see a first baseman make," Hurdle marveled.

Corpas (3-2) pitched a scoreless inning for the win and can thank Helton for his defense. Durbin fell to 0-2 with the Phillies, who acquired him off waivers from Boston in April.

Torrealba's two-out single off J.D. Durbin drove home Garrett Atkins from second base with the game-winner as the Rockies overcame a 6-1 deficit to pull to .500 (43-43) by winning their seventh straight at Coors Field. Colorado improved to 13-2 at home since June 2.

"I think our team is playing with a lot of confidence right now," said Brad Hawpe, whose two-out, two-strike ninth-inning homer tied it at 6. "Not just confidence in themselves, but confidence in others. Our bullpen today, our hitting -- we're just playing well as team."

In the 11th, Atkins drew a one-out walk and Hawpe singled up the middle. After Troy Tulowitzki struck out, Torrealba sent a 1-1 slider through the middle and Atkins scored standing.

"I didn't really hit it that hard, but it was hard enough to get a base hit," Torrealba said.

The Phillies were one strike away from securing rookie right-hander Kyle Kendrick's fourth straight win when Antonio Alfonseca surrendered a solo home run to Hawpe, his 15th, to tie it at 6. Hawpe's 430-foot shot to dead center took Jeff Francis off the hook after his worst performance since April.

J.C. Romero got the first out of the ninth and Alfonseca, who blew his third save in nine chances, got Atkins on a flyout to left before Hawpe sent a 1-2 fastball into the rock pile, his third of four hits.

"I thought about staying with Romero. Instead, I changed my thinking to let Romero pitch to Helton and then let Alfonseca pitch to Atkins and Hawpe," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "Heck, he got to 0-and-2 with two outs and throws a pitch down the middle of the plate. You're not going to get anyone out with that kind of pitch. You get to a 1-2 count on a hitter and you ought to win the game."

Kendrick has been spectacular since his promotion from Double-A Reading last month to replace injured right-hander Freddy Garcia in the rotation. He allowed three runs and 10 hits in six innings, walked one and struck out two.

By the second inning, all of the Phillies' position players had a hit and by the fifth they had a 6-1 lead. But Colorado chipped away and pulled to 6-5 on Cory Sullivan's two-run single, Matt Holliday's 15th homer and Ryan Spilborghs' sacrifice fly.

Francis surrendered six hits in the first inning -- more than he had allowed in eight of his starts this season -- and the Phillies took a 3-0 lead on Chase Utley's RBI single and a two-run single by Pat Burrell.

Ryan Howard poked a run-scoring single to left in the second inning to make it 4-0. However, he was thrown out trying to score on Aaron Rowand's second of three doubles to center.

Philadelphia went ahead 6-1 in the fifth on Wes Helms' two-run double.

Francis, who had been 7-1 with a 2.28 ERA over his previous 11 starts, allowed six runs and 12 hits in five innings. Half of the hits off him were doubles.

"Wild in the zone," Hurdle said. "It's a good offensive club. He made a lot of mistakes. Kept the ball up a lot, all over the plate a lot. He didn't have too many weapons tonight. You don't see that very often from him."

Notes

Rockies LHP Brian Fuentes will miss the All-Star Game with a sore back muscle that will keep him out of the remaining two games of this series, too. ... Sullivan, who replaced Willy Taveras in center field in the sixth, had three singles and a walk in four trips to the plate. ... This was the first meeting between the teams since April 27, 2006, a span of 434 days, the longest in Rockies history without facing an NL opponent.

 
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Players of the Game
Colorado

B. Hawpe
AB 6
R 2
H 4
HR 1
RBI 1
Colorado

Y. Torrealba
AB 6
R 2
H 3
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS6120000 .282
Shane Victorino, RF5110112 .275
Chase Utley, 2B6121011 .324
Ryan Howard, 1B6021023 .256
Aaron Rowand, CF4230103 .315
Pat Burrell, LF3112110 .209
    Mike Zagurski, P0000000 .000
    Jose Mesa, P0000000 .000
   a- Greg Dobbs, PH1000002 .282
    Abraham Nunez, 3B0000000 .265
Wes Helms, 3B4022012 .271
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
    Antonio Alfonseca, P0000000 .000
    J.D. Durbin, P0000000 .000
Chris Coste, C5010002 .368
Kyle Kendrick, P3000015 .100
    Michael Bourn, LF2000000 .260
Totals45614637  
a-flied out for Mesa in the 9th
Batting
2B - Jimmy Rollins (22, Francis), Shane Victorino (16, Francis), Aaron Rowand 3 (20, Francis, Francis, Francis), Wes Helms (13, Francis)
RBI - Chase Utley (67), Ryan Howard (63), Pat Burrell 2 (36), Wes Helms 2 (24)
2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (32), Pat Burrell 2 (14)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Utley-Rollins-Howard
Philadelphia Phillies
Kyle Kendrick 61033120 4.40
Mike Zagurski (H,5) 0.2211111 5.02
Jose Mesa (H,5) 1.1211100 8.28
J.C. Romero (H,5) 0.1000000 2.78
Antonio Alfonseca (BS,3) 0.2211001 3.93
J.D. Durbin (L,0-2) 1.2211210 14.00
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 91-57, Mike Zagurski 23-13, Jose Mesa 25-14, J.C. Romero 4-3, Antonio Alfonseca 15-12, J.D. Durbin 38-21
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 8-7, Jose Mesa 1-2, J.C. Romero 1-0, Antonio Alfonseca 1-1, J.D. Durbin 3-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 28, Mike Zagurski 5, Jose Mesa 6, J.C. Romero 1, Antonio Alfonseca 4, J.D. Durbin 9
Colorado Rockies
Willy Taveras, CF3020000 .323
    Tom Martin, P0000000 .000
   a- Jeff Baker, PH1000011 .224
    Matt Herges, P0000000 .000
    Jeremy Affeldt, P0000000 .000
   b- Ryan Spilborghs, PH0001000 .310
    Jorge Julio, P0000000 .000
   c- Jamey Carroll, PH-2B0000000 .213
Kaz Matsui, 2B5010104 .308
    Manuel Corpas, P0000000 .000
Matt Holliday, LF6111006 .349
Todd Helton, 1B4000213 .305
Garrett Atkins, 3B5120102 .262
Brad Hawpe, RF6241012 .303
Troy Tulowitzki, SS6120017 .286
Yorvit Torrealba, C6232003 .259
Jeff Francis, P1000000 .107
   d- Cory Sullivan, PH-CF3032100 .500
Totals46718754  
a-struck out for Martin in the 6th
b-hit a sacrifice fly for Affeldt in the 8th
c-hit a sacrifice bunt for Julio in the 10th
d-singled for Francis in the 5th
Batting
2B - Willy Taveras (9, Kendrick), Garrett Atkins (21, Kendrick), Brad Hawpe (19, Kendrick), Yorvit Torrealba (8, Mesa)
HR - Matt Holliday (15, Zagurski), Brad Hawpe (15, Alfonseca)
SF - Ryan Spilborghs (2)
SH - Jamey Carroll (3)
RBI - Ryan Spilborghs (24), Matt Holliday (69), Brad Hawpe (59), Yorvit Torrealba 2 (24), Cory Sullivan 2 (3)
2-OUT RBI - Brad Hawpe (37), Yorvit Torrealba (12), Cory Sullivan 2 (2)
CS - Matt Holliday (2, 2nd base by Kendrick/Coste)
Team LOB - 14
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Willy Taveras 1
DP - Matsui-Tulowitzki-Helton
Colorado Rockies
Jeff Francis 51266140 3.87
Tom Martin 1100110 4.70
Matt Herges 1000000 7.20
Jeremy Affeldt 1000010 2.57
Jorge Julio 2100110 5.86
Manuel Corpas (W,3-2) 1000000 2.57
HBP - Helms (by Jeff Francis)
Pitches-Strikes - Jeff Francis 105-67, Tom Martin 19-10, Matt Herges 18-13, Jeremy Affeldt 10-8, Jorge Julio 32-16, Manuel Corpas 10-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeff Francis 5-4, Tom Martin 2-0, Matt Herges 3-0, Jeremy Affeldt 2-0, Jorge Julio 2-3, Manuel Corpas 3-0
Batters Faced - Jeff Francis 27, Tom Martin 5, Matt Herges 3, Jeremy Affeldt 3, Jorge Julio 8, Manuel Corpas 3
Game Information
Attendance - 29239
Game Time - 4:09
Temperature - 89
Umpires - Home - Laz Diaz, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Angel Campos