Series: Game 1 of 3

San Francisco leads 1-0 (as of 5/26)

Game 1: Friday, May 26
San Francisco9
Game 2: Saturday, May 27
San Francisco4
Game 3: Sunday, May 28
San Francisco3

Rockies 0

(25-23, 12-13 away)

Giants 9

(25-23, 13-12 home)

10:15 PM ET, May 26, 2006

AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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COL 000000000 0 4 0
SF 11005110 - 9 11 0

W: J. Schmidt (4-2)

L: J. Francis (3-4)

Bonds again tries for 715th home run vs. Rockies

Colorado (25-22) at San Francisco (24-23) 10:15 pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (Ticker) - Although he has the potential to be part of history, Jeff Francis would like to prevent any comparisons with Al Downing.

Francis will try to keep Barry Bonds from hitting his 715th career home run Friday when the Colorado Rockies kick off a three-game weekend series against the San Francisco Giants.

Looking to improve his 1-2 record in six career starts against the Giants, Francis (3-3, 3.07 ERA) will do his best to force Bonds to surpass Babe Ruth another day. If not, he will forever be linked to Downing, who gave up Hank Aaron's 715th home run in 1974.

Francis has won three of his four starts in May, including Saturday's victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed one run and four hits in six innings.

The Rockies managed just three runs as they were swept in a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, including Wednesday's 7-1 defeat.

San Francisco gave Bonds the day off Wednesday and dropped its second straight game, a 10-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Giants give the ball to Jason Schmidt (3-2, 3.07), who is 12-4 with a 3.87 ERA in 22 career starts against the Rockies. Unbeaten since April 15, he did not get a decision Saturday against the Oakland Athletics after yielding two runs and seven hits in 8 1/3 frames.

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Gameday Matchup

 ColoradoSan Francisco
Current StreakL1L4
Last 105-51-9

Pitching Matchup

ColoradoSan Francisco
J. Francis
13-11, 4.16 ERA

Last Game:
9/30 at CHC
6.1 IP, 6 ER
Dec = ND
J. Schmidt
11-9, 3.59 ERA

Last Game:
10/1 at SF
6.0 IP, 3 ER
Dec = ND

Gameday Lineups

NO.ColoradoSan Francisco
1. C. Sullivan, CF R. Winn, RF
2. G. Atkins, 3B O. Vizquel, SS
3. T. Helton, 1B S. Finley, CF
4. M. Holliday, LF B. Bonds, LF
5. B. Hawpe, RF R. Durham, 2B
6. L. Gonzalez, 2B M. Matheny, C
7. C. Barmes, SS P. Feliz, 3B
8. M. Ojeda, C T. Ishikawa, 1B
9. J. Francis, P J. Schmidt, P