Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Series tied 1-1 (as of 6/11)

Game 1: Monday, June 10
Colorado 3Final
Boston 7
Game 2: Tuesday, June 11
Colorado 3Final
Boston 1
Game 3: Wednesday, June 12
Colorado 5Final
Boston 7

Rockies 3

(32-33, 12-21 away)

Red Sox 1

(41-21, 16-15 home)

    7:05 PM ET, June 11, 2002

    Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts 

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    COL 000000030 3 - -
    BOS 000000010 1 - -

    W: J. Jennings (8-2)

    L: C. Fossum (2-1)

    S: J. Jimenez (17)

    Red Sox fall to 16-15 at Fenway Park

    BOSTON (AP) -- The only thing that could slow down Jason Jennings was the weather.

    Jason Jennings
    Starting Pitcher
    Colorado Rockies
    Profile
    2001 SEASON STATISTICS
    GM W L Sv K ERA
    13 8 2 0 57 4.20

    Jennings pitched seven scoreless innings, and Larry Walker hit a two-run double to snap a scoreless tie in the eighth as the Colorado Rockies beat the Boston Red Sox 3-1 Tuesday night.

    Colorado snapped a four-game losing streak and won for the second time in nine tries. It was the Rockies' first interleague victory in five games this season.

    The game was delayed 54 minutes by rain at the start and halted again by a 35-minute rain delay in the bottom of the fourth inning, but Jennings wasn't fazed.

    ``The kid just continues to make strides. Once in a while he'll hit a little speed bump and find a way to clean it up,'' Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said. ``It's his 12th big league win. The guy finds a way to get marks on the right side of the ledger.''

    The Red Sox lost for the fourth time in five games and fell to 16-15 at Fenway Park, cutting their AL East lead to a half-game over the New York Yankees. Boston is 25-6 on the road.

    Rolando Arrojo kept the Rockies off the scoreboard for seven innings before giving way to Casey Fossum (2-1) in the eighth. Fossum walked Jose Ortiz, hit Mark Little with a pitch and walked Terry Shumpert to load the bases with no outs.

    ``Both starting pitchers were great, but the end result was that their bullpen was a little better than ours tonight,'' Boston manager Grady Little said. ``Casey just couldn't throw the ball over the plate tonight. He just couldn't find the strike zone.''

    Chris Haney replaced Fossum and was greeted by Walker's ground-rule double down the right-field line.

    ``I stunk at the plate all night,'' Walker said. ``So I just wanted to put the ball in play. Fortunately, it fell in.''

    After Todd Helton was intentionally walked, Greg Norton hit a sacrifice fly that scored Shumpert, making it 3-0.

    Jennings (8-2) won his seventh straight decision, allowing three hits while walking none and striking out four. Jose Jimenez pitched a perfect ninth for his 17th save in 18 opportunities.

    Todd Jones replaced Jennings to start the eighth and didn't fare much better than Fossum at first. After Jason Varitek's leadoff double, Jose Offerman hit an RBI single and Trot Nixon walked.

    Lou Merloni's sacrifice bunt moved the runners to second and third, but Jones struck out Carlos Baerga and Nomar Garciaparra to end the inning.

    Jennings retired all 11 batters he faced after the second delay.

    ``He had excellent stuff tonight,'' Varitek said. ``The best we've seen all year, actually.''

    Arrojo pitched seven innings and extended his scoreless streak to 17, allowing four hits while walking one and striking out six.

    Todd Helton had two hits for Colorado. Garciaparra had a pair of singles for the Red Sox, extending his hitting streak to seven games.

    Game notes


    Rockies SS Juan Uribe, hitless in his last six games, was replaced in the starting lineup by Shumpert, who played 22 games with Boston in 1995. ... Boston 2B Rey Sanchez, placed on the disabled list Monday retroactive to June 4, had an MRI exam. Dr. Bill Morgan said Sanchez appeared to aggravate a right hamstring strain, and there is no timetable for his return. ... Boston's Manny Ramirez took batting practice for the second straight day and hit the majority of the pitches up the middle and to right field. ... Baerga dyed his hair silver, one day after John Burkett dyed his blond. ... Boston 2B Lou Merloni went 0-for-2, snapping his hitting streak at a career-high eight games.

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