Rockies Can Win NL Pennant Monday Night

Monday, October 15th 2007, 10:36 am
By: News On 6

DENVER (AP) _ The brooms will be at the ready and the champagne on ice Monday night in Denver, where the Rockies can nail down their first World Series berth by completing a four-game sweep of Arizona.

The Diamondbacks face a challenge only one major league team has been able to overcome. The Boston Red Sox came back from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the New York Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

Colorado's Franklin Morales will face Micah Owings in a matchup of rookies who have never faced each other's teams.

Game 3 of the American League championship series is set for tonight in Cleveland. The Indians and Red Sox split the opening two in Boston, turning it into a best-of-five affair from here on in.

The Tribe hopes the momentum gained from Saturday night's 13-6, 11-inning victory traveled home with them.

Jake Westbrook will throw the first pitch at Jacobs Field. He was 6-9 during the regular season. The Bosox turn to Daisuke Matsuzaka. The Japanese import went 15-12 during the regular season and is trying to bounce back from a shakey outing in his first playoff start in which he lasted just 4 2/3 innings.