Padres defeat Reds 6-1

The San Diego Padres secured a split of a doubleheader against the Cincinnati Reds with a 6-1 win in Thursday's nightcap from Great American Ball Park.
Cincinnati falls to Oakland in spring training

Cincinnati falls to Oakland in spring training

Brandon Moss staked the Athletics to an early lead with a three-run homer in the second inning, and Oakland went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-4.
Reds finish off Rangers

Reds finish off Rangers

Joey Votto's bases-loaded walk in the 10th inning gave the Cincinnati Reds a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers in spring training action on Thursday.

MLB: Colorado 2, Los Angeles Dodgers 1

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki and Charlie Blackmon each had an RBI Sunday and Colorado survived a late scare to notch a season-ending 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

MLB: Toronto 8, Colorado 3

TORONTO, June 18 (UPI) -- Edwin Encarnacion and J.P. Arencibia each homered and combined to drive in five runs Tuesday in Toronto's 8-3 interleague victory over Colorado.

MLB: San Diego 4, Colorado 2

DENVER, June 8 (UPI) -- Eric Stults stymied Colorado Saturday, limiting the Rockies to one earned run over seven innings, and Kyle Blanks slammed a homer in San Diego's 4-2 win.

MLB: Colorado 9, Chicago Cubs 4

CHICAGO, May 14 (UPI) -- Carlos Gonzalez blasted two solo home runs and went 5-for-5 in the Colorado Rockies' 9-4 defeat of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field Tuesday.

MLB: New York Yankees 3, Colorado 1

DENVER, May 9 (UPI) -- Chris Stewart's fourth-inning sacrifice fly put New York in front for good Thursday and the Yankees waited out a long rain delay to down Colorado 3-1.

MLB: Atlanta 4, Colorado 3 (1st game)

DENVER, April 23 (UPI) -- Evan Gattis smacked a go-ahead home run Tuesday, one of three long balls struck by Atlanta in its 4-3 win over Colorado in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

MLB: San Francisco 10, Colorado 0

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10 (UPI) -- Barry Zito fired seven shutout innings and Buster Posey went 3-for-5 with three RBI Wednesday in San Francisco's 10-0 series-sweeping rout of Colorado.

MLB: Colorado 5, San Diego 2

DENVER, April 5 (UPI) -- Solo home runs from Wilin Rosario and Dexter Fowler helped carry Colorado to a 5-2 win Friday over San Diego in the Rockies' home opener.

MLB: Colorado 2, Arizona 1

PHOENIX, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- DJ LeMahieu drove in the go-ahead run with a fourth-inning single Wednesday and Colorado held on to defeat Arizona 2-1.

MLB: Los Angeles Dodgers 8, Colorado 0

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Clayton Kershaw struck out 10 over eight innings Friday and Shane Victorino hit a three-run homer to launch the Los Angeles Dodgers past Colorado 8-0.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Colorado 3

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Tim Lincecum struck out six Tuesday while leading the San Francisco Giants past Colorado 6-3.

MLB: San Francisco 8, Colorado 3

DENVER, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Brandon Crawford finished off a five-run first inning with a two-run double Wednesday, propelling San Francisco to an 8-3 win over Colorado.
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Jeff Francis
Colorado Rockies second baseman Kazuo Matsui singles home teammate Jeff Francis in the third inning at Coors Field in Denver on September 3, 2007. Francis scored from third base. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Jeffrey William Francis (born January 8, 1981, in North Delta, British Columbia) is a Canadian left-handed Major League Baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals.

Francis attended Burnsview Secondary School and North Delta Secondary School in North Delta, British Columbia. After playing for the North Delta Blue Jays of the B.C. Premier Baseball League, the highest calibre junior league in Canada, Francis went on to pursue a major in physics at the University of British Columbia while playing for the UBC Thunderbirds. He was selected in the 1st round (9th pick overall) by the Colorado Rockies in the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. Along with Adam Loewen, who was selected at fourth overall in the same draft, the two received much publicity as they were drafted higher than any other Canadian baseball players up to that time. Francis was signed by Greg Hopkins.

In 2004, Francis was named Minor League Player of the Year by both Baseball America and USA Today, becoming the first player in Colorado Rockies organizational history to win either of the awards. He became the fourth different player to be honored in the same season by both publications, joining Andruw Jones (1995–1996), Rick Ankiel (1999), and Josh Beckett (2001). Combined between Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs, Francis went 16-3 with a 2.21 ERA and .194 average against in 24 starts. He struck out 196 batters in 154.2 innings pitched, for a ratio of 11.4 per nine innings. He had more strikeouts than hits (108) and walks (29) combined.

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