Final

Series: Game 1 of 3

Colorado leads 1-0 (as of 5/31)

Game 1: Friday, May 31
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San Francisco 2
Game 2: Saturday, June 1
Colorado 5Final
San Francisco 4
Game 3: Sunday, June 2
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San Francisco 9

Rockies 6

(29-26, 10-16 away)

Giants 2

(30-23, 17-10 home)

    10:35 PM ET, May 31, 2002

    AT&T Park, San Francisco, California 

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    W: J. Jennings (6-2)

    L: R. Jensen (4-5)

    S: T. Jones (1)

    Jennings wins fifth straight decision

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Rookie Jason Jennings just wanted another win.

    Jason Jennings
    Jennings

    Jennings retired his first 16 batters for his fifth straight win as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Friday night.

    "Really, tonight was just about making pitches, not trying to make them look stupid up there,'' he said. "I wanted to use the field against them.''

    Jennings (7-2) allowed two runs on three hits in seven innings.

    Todd Helton hit a three-run homer in the first off Ryan Jensen (4-5) and the Rockies won for the ninth time in 11 games.

    The Giants got a scare in the ninth when shortstop Ramon Martinez was carted off the field in the ninth inning after he was hit in the face by a tipped throw from first baseman J.T. Snow.

    Martinez had a mild concussion and would spend the night at a hospital after being X-rayed, the team said.

    Jennings walked Yorvit Torrealba with one out in the sixth, but did not allow a hit until Barry Bonds' single to right-center with one out in the seventh.

    Bonds advanced on a wild pitch and scored on Jeff Kent's single, and Kent scored on J.T. Snow's grounder.

    "I never really thought about a no-hitter,'' Jennings said. "I just went out every inning and threw.''

    The Giants, swept by the Rockies in a three-game series at Coors Field last weekend, have dropped three straight and six of their last eight.

    Juan Pierre singled and Juan Uribe walked before Helton's shot to right. It was his 14th homer this season, and his first at Pacific Bell Park.

    Jensen had trouble again in the second inning. He hit Mark Little with a pitch before Jennings' single. Both advanced on Pierre's sacrifice bunt, and Little scored on Uribe's fly to right.

    Jensen intentionally walked Helton before Todd Zeile's single loaded the bases and Todd Hollandsworth hit a two-run double.

    Jensen, who also lost to Colorado in his last start, allowed six runs on seven hits in two innings. Jay Witasick relieved in the third.

    "I guess they just have my number,'' Jensen said.

    Jennings, a 23-year-old right-hander, tied Colorado's franchise record for most hitless innings to start a game. John Thomson also opened a game with 6 1/3 hitless innings on May 2 against Pittsburgh.

    Jennings is 5-0 in his last seven starts, six of which the Rockies have won.

    Bonds came in 5-for-31 over his last nine games. He has not homered since Monday.

    Bonds needs one more home run to match Frank Robinson for fourth place on the career list with 586.

    On the play that hurt Martinez, Hollandsworth was attempting to steal second. Snow's throw tipped off Kent's glove and into Martinez's face.

    Martinez was knocked to the ground where he stayed for several moments until Giants' trainer Stan Conte helped him onto a cart.

    "The guy took off running. I was watching J.T. and I felt Ramon there,'' Kent said. "I tried to pull away and it just tipped my glove.'' Catcher Torrealba hurt his thumb on the same play, Giants manager Dusty Baker said. He was X-rayed Friday nights but the results weren't immediately available.

    Game notes


    The Colorado clubhouse was quiet before the game as the players watched the Colorado Avalanche lose 7-0 in Game 7 of the NHL's Western Conference finals against Detroit. ... LHP Mike Hampton, Saturday's starter for the Rockies, is 0-5 with a 9.20 ERA on the road. He hasn't won a road game since Aug. 26, 2001, at Milwaukee. ... Giants SS Rich Aurilia, on the disabled list because of bone chips in his right elbow, could be back sooner than expected. Aurilia had surgery May 22 and was originally expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks. However, he was throwing three days after the operation and took batting practice before Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

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