An awful season ended well for the Colorado Rockies and embattled right-hander Jeff Francis.
Francis earned his first victory in more than a month and the Rockies used two unearned runs to beat Ian Kennedy and the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Wednesday night to conclude disappointing seasons for both teams.
Francis (6-7) allowed a run on five hits in five innings in his first victory since July 27.
''We are all competitors here, whether the game means nothing or means everything,'' he said. ''We come here to win and that is our job.''
Francis had gone 0-3 in six outings since his last win.
''I feel like I still have that capability of being a really good pitcher for this team,'' he said. ''I carry that confidence in every start regardless how the previous one goes. Today was a good one to finish the season on a good note.''
Third baseman Chris Johnson's throwing error in the fourth led to both of Colorado's runs. D.J. LeMahieu singled in a run for the Rockies.
A.J. Pollock hit...