Worth noting

• Rockies left-hander Jeff Francis, on the disabled list with a left groin strain, plans to throw a bullpen session Tuesday -- his first time pitching from the mound since he sustained the injury on May 14.

Francis has been throwing and working out to stay in shape. He said the groin hasn't recovered fully, but he is progressing.

The injury occurred in the second inning of arguably his best start -- six innings, three hits, one run and seven strikeouts in the Rockies' 9-4 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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