DENVER, April 28 (UPI) -- Jason Jennings threw seven scoreless innings and Todd Helton hit a two-run home run as the Colorado Rockies defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 4-2, Sunday for their third straight victory under their new manager Clint Hurdle.
Jennings (2-2) allowed four hits and walked three in his 12th major league start. He struck out four batters while helping his own cause with a run-scoring double in the fifth inning.
Colorado jumped on Phillies starter Randy Wolf early as Juan Pierre singled and moved to second on a groundout. Helton then knocked a 3-2 pitch over the right field wall to give the Rockies a 2-0 lead.
Philadelphia made it interesting in the ninth, bringing the go-ahead run to the plate. But closer Jose Jimenez got pinch hitter Jason Michaels to ground out and recorded his seventh save of the season and third of the series.
Wolf (1-1) gave up nine hits and four runs in 6 2/3 innings. He walked five and struck out just one.