Colorado Rockies Notch Win in NLCS Opener [J. Mark English]
For we turn to Thomas Harding of MLB.com:
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.