Friday, October 12, 2007

Colorado Rockies Notch Win in NLCS Opener [J. Mark English]

The scorching hot Rockies have won 18 of their last 19 games. Talk about a Rocky Mountain High. This team is livin' and flyin', and are tearing up the National League.

For we turn to Thomas Harding of

Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe doesn't have to hit the ball far to torment the Diamondbacks' Brandon Webb.

After hitting three home runs off Webb during the regular season, Hawpe greeted him in the National League Championship Series with a two-run single in the third inning to pace the Rockies' 5-1 victory in Game 1 at Chase Field on Thursday night in front of a sellout crowd of 48,142.

The Rockies, who swept the Phillies in the NL Division Series, stayed unbeaten in the postseason with eight hits, but none for extra bases. As a result of the win, Colorado grabbed home-field advantage. After Friday's 8 p.m. MT Game 2, the teams will play three straight at Coors Field starting Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

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