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Chad Bettis' return to the Colorado Rockies after cancer treatment

Chad Bettis threw seven impressive innings in his season debut Monday, thrilling the crowd as the Colorado Rockies beat the Braves 3-0 on a feel-good night at Coors Field. Bettis scattered six hits, walked none and struck out two. He hadn't pitched in the majors since being diagnosed with testicular cancer in November. (AP)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to the plate against the Atlanta Braves during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws to the plate for the during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Chad Bettis bunts against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Chad Bettis runs on a bunted foul ball against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Chad Bettis stands at first against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon tapes his bat during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez throws the ball back to the infield against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon walks to the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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The jersey of former Colorado Rockies manager Don Baylor hangs in the dugout as members of the Colorado Rockies bow their heads in a moment of silence before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. Baylor died Aug. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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The jersey of former Colorado Rockies manager Don Baylor hangs in the dugout before the start of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Atlanta Braves' Ender Inciarte, left, is tagged out at home plate by Colorado Rockies catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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A fan holds a sign for former Colorado Rockies manager Don Baylor during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies right fielder Carlos Gonzalez looks on during a tribute to former manager Don Baylor during the seventh inning stretch in a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies left fielder Gerardo Parra (8), Charlie Blackmon (19) and Carlos Gonzalez (5) celebrate a 3-0 win against the Atlanta Braves following a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon is congratulated in the dugout after scoring a run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies left fielder Gerardo Parra (8), Charlie Blackmon (19) and Carlos Gonzalez (5) celebrate a 3-0 win against the Atlanta Braves following a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Gerardo Parra is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after scoring on a Carlos Gonzalez two run single against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez runs out a two run single against Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Motte during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis sits in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. The game marks Bettis' first of the year after battling cancer. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis high-fives teammates in the dugout before a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. The game marks Bettis' first of the year after battling cancer. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis throws against the Atlanta Braves during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (Ap Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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Colorado Rockies manager Bud Black (10) smiles as he talks with starting pitcher Chad Bettis during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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