Posted: Aug 28, 2012 11:28 AM by Lauren Molenburg
DENVER (AP) - Jeff Francis and three relievers combined on a four-hitter as the Colorado Rockies beat Los Angeles 10-0 Monday night to spoil the Dodgers debut of Josh Beckett.
Beckett (0-1) was acquired in a nine-player mega-deal with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. His career in Los Angeles got off to an inauspicious start as he gave up a leadoff homer to Tyler Colvin on his second pitch, a 91-mph fastball that Colvin hit into the second deck.
The righty allowed three runs over 5 2-3 innings as the Dodgers fell 2Â½ games behind idle San Francisco in the NL West.
Francis (5-4) scattered three hits in five innings and struck out a season-high six batters. Relievers Josh Roenick, Rex Brothers and Matt Belisle closed out the game. Belisle pitched 1 2-3 innings to earn his second save this season.
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