Jeff Francis joined a long list of left-handed starters who have baffled the Reds' lineup. Cincinnati fell to 7-17 in games they've faced a left-handed starter, as the Reds mustered just two extra-base hits. Kyle Lohse backed up Monday's shutout with six solid innings.
Lefty Jeff Francis continued his run of strong starts by allowing just one run in seven innings to help Colorado end a three-game losing streak. Francis retired the first 12 batters he faced and worked with a lead all night thanks to Todd Helton's homer in the first.
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