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Tuesday, April 9th (All times Eastern)

Colorado Rockies (5-2) at San Francisco Giants (4-3), 10:15 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Colorado - Juan Nicasio (1-0, 3.00) San Francisco - Tim Lincecum (1-0, 0.00)

(Sports Network) - Tim Lincecum tries to win his second game in as many starts on Tuesday when the San Francisco Giants continue a three-game series with the Colorado Rockies at AT&T Park.

Coming off the worst season of his young career, Lincecum kicked off his 2013 campaign in winning fashion, but was not exactly at his best, as he walked a career-high seven batters. However, the free passes never really came back to bite the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, as both runs he allowed in five innings were unearned.

"I felt like I could have pitched a lot better," said Lincecum, who lost 15 games and pitched to a 5.18 ERA last season.

Lincecum has faced the Rockies 23 times and is 11-7 against them with a 3.55 ERA.

Colorado will counter with righty Juan Nicasio, who beat Milwaukee his first time out. Nicasio allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings of that one to earn his first-ever road win

"It's important because last year I didn't win on the road. Only at home," Nicasio said. "That was my first road win of my career. Now I'm looking for No. 2."

San Francisco beat the Rockies for the seventh straight time at home on Tuesay, as Hunter Pence hit a three-run home run in a 4-2 triumph. Buster Posey drove in the other run while Pablo Sandoval added two hits and a run scored for the Giants, who stopped a two-game slide.

Madison Bumgarner (2-0) gave up two runs on five hits with five walks and five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

"He's got some of the most power I've ever seen," Posey said of Pence. "I get to hit with him in batting practice every day, and I try to make sure I hit before him so I don't have to follow up his moonshots."

Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run while Chris Nelson drove in a run for the Rockies, who had a five-game winning streak snapped. Jorge De La Rosa (0-1) gave up three runs on six hits with a walk and three strikeouts over six innings of work.

The Giants won 14 of 18 meetings against Colorado last season, marking their highest-ever win total against the Rockies in a single season.

04/09 10:54:49 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:00pm Tonight
CHA
CHI
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
7:05pm Tuesday
PHI 0
ATL 0
7:05pm Tuesday
NYY 0
CHC 0
7:05pm Tuesday
BAL 0
TAM 0
7:08pm Tuesday
DET 0
CLE 0
Final
CIN 7
PIT 5
Final
MIA 11
WAS 2
Final
TEX 5
SEA 0
Final
CWS 2
BOS 1
Final
HOU 2
KAN 4
Final
MIL 1
STL 6
Final
MIN 3
TOR 9
Final
ARI 0
NYM 9
Final
ANA 9
OAK 10
Final
SDP 2
COL 3
Final
SFG 3
LOS 2
12:35pm Today
CIN
PIT
12:35pm Today
BAL
TAM
 
1:05pm Today
NYY
CHC
 
1:10pm Today
MIL
STL
 
3:40pm Today
ARI
NYM
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
ATL
 
7:05pm Tonight
NYY
CHC
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
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TEX
SEA
 
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CWS
BOS
 
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HOU
KAN
 
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MIN
TOR
 
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ANA
OAK
 
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SDP
COL
 
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SFG
LOS
 
Final
BRK 98
NYK 109
Final
LAC 117
DEN 105
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CHA
CHI
 
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ORL
IND
 
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MIL
ATL
 
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CLE
BRK
 
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MEM
DAL
 
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OKC
DET
 
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NOP
HOU
 
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SAN
LAL
 
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MIA
PHI
 
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NYK
TOR
 
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MIN
UTA
 
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BOS
WAS
 
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DEN
GSW
 
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POR
LAC
 
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SAC
PHO
 
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TAM
MON
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PIT
CLB
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ANA
DAL
Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR