Francis helps end Rockies losing skid

Jeff Francis allowed three hits in seven innings and the Colorado Rockies beat their former ace Jason Jennings and the Houston Astros 5-0 Saturday night to snap an eight-game losing streak. Garrett Atkins drove in two runs, Matt Holliday had an RBI double and the Rockies won for just the fourth time in 13 games. Francis (8-5) struck out four and limited the Astros to Mark Lorettas double and Craig Biggios two singles.