9:30 PM ET, October 6, 2007
Coors Field, Denver, Colorado
• Summary: The Rockies staked their spot in the NL Championship Series, completing a three-game sweep by beating the Phillies 2-1.
• Hero: Rookie hurler Ubaldo Jimenez allowed just one run and three hits in six-plus innings.
• Unsung hero: Pinch-hitter Jeff Baker came through with a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning.
• Winning ways: Colorado won for the 17th time in 18 games.
• Quotable: "We're winning with our bats, our gloves and our arms. We're winning with both youth and experience, with power and little punches. That's a good brand of baseball to be playing." -- Rockies MVP hopeful Matt Holliday
• Moving forward: The wild-card Rockies open the NLCS on Thursday in Arizona.
-- ESPN.com news services
Rockies 2, Phillies 1
The Rockies have only been to the postseason once before, but they're also the hottest team in the league going into the playoffs.
|2007||Beat Phillies, 3-0|
|1995||Lost to Braves, 3-1|
The only other playoff games in Colorado were Oct. 3-4, 1995, when the Rockies lost twice to Atlanta. ... The only teams that don't have a playoff series win are Texas and Tampa Bay.
|5th||K Matsui tripled to left center, Y Torrealba scored.||0||1|
|7th||S Victorino homered to right.||1||1|
|8th||J Baker singled to shallow right, G Atkins scored, B Hawpe to second.||1||2|
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|Stadium||Coors Field, Denver, CO|
|Attendance||50,724 (100.6% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||77 degrees, clear|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Chuck Meriwether, First Base - Jeff Kellogg, Second Base - Derryl Cousins, Third Base - Ed Hickox|