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Rockies hammer struggling champs

The Colorado Rockies scored five runs in the third inning en route to a dominating 10-3 victory over the Philadelphia Philles Friday afternoon in the opener of a three-game series at Coors Field.

Colorado won the game as +110 underdogs, while the 13 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Todd Helton drove in three runs for the Rockies, and Garrett Atkins belted a two-run homer. Jason Marquis tossed seven innings for the win, allowing two runs off five hits.

Jayson Werth went a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate, including a solo home run for the Phillies. Cole Hamels got banged around for seven runs off 11 hits over 3 2-3 innings on the mound.